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A SPRING SYMPHONY

27/04/2019 20:00 - 22:00
A SPRING SYMPHONY

MICHAEL LAUS Conductor
PIETRO DE MARIA Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach/Anton Webern Ricercar a 6 from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major “Spring”, Op. 38

Schumann initially composed exclusively for the piano, but wrote his first symphony on the encouragement of his wife Clara, a few months after their marriage, and claimed it was inspired by his “spring of love.”

The Schumanns encouraged Brahms as he set out to establish himself as a musician, and his First Piano Concerto was the first orchestral work of his to receive acclaim from the public, in spite of a cold reception in its first two performances.

Webern’s orchestration of Bach’s Ricercar is notable for its Klangfarbenmelodie technique, through which musical lines are split between instruments to add colour and texture.

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Venue

Manoel Theatre

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Organiser

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra