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New Forest Orchestra Concert - Mainly Schubert

Arts & Culture
Date: Saturday, 30 March 19:30

Venue: All Saints Church  |  City: Milford on Sea

New Forest Orchestra present a programme of tuneful orchestral music.

We feature  Schubert, who was feted by those in the know, as a wonderful composer of song but  in contrast to Beethoven, who also lived and worked in Vienna, he was little known to the wider public. Only one public concert of his music took place  during his short lifetime.   He wrote music for the Theatre but was unlucky in his choice of collaborators and works and each production flopped. He recycled an earlier  overture  for the play Rosamunde and wrote some incidental music. These pieces have survived in the concert hall long after the play.  

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony , composed six years before his death has only two completed movements ( as opposed to the expected four) and theories abound as to why he turned his attention to other projects.  However one theory is that one of the Entractes from Rosamunde could have been a possible cotender for the last movement of the Unfinished - hence our presentation of the two together.  The Symphony wasn't performed until many years after Schubert's death.

The other pieces in the Concert are descriptive of events and places.  Beethoven was drawn to ideas and stories of freedom and fellowship. His Egmont Overture describes the rebellion and death of Count Egmont who led the freedom struggle in Flanders of protestants against their Spanish ruler and the Inquisition.

Mendelssohn, from a well-off Berlin family, travelled extensively as a young man. He was (as he wrote to his sister) very affected by the scenery and legends of the Hebrides and wrote the wonderfully descriptive Concert Overture / Tone Poem  "The Hebrides"  / sometimes known as "Fingal's Cave".

Smetana, the father of Czech music, wrote a set of six Tone Poems decsribing the countryside of his homeland. Vltava, the best known, describes the course of the river Vltava  - from its two sources, through woods and meadows , past a hunt,  past a peasant wedding, past wood nymphs dancing in the moonlight,  through rapids until  eventually it broadens into the mature river at Prague.

 

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07801654721
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Contact Person
Alan Ford
First Line of Venue Address
Greenbanks Close
Town
Milford on Sea
Postcode
SO41 0SQ
Address
Greenbanks Cl, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0SQ

 

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