Saturday · 08 July 2023 · 3:00 pm

The aura of Chorin set to sound

Berliner Symphoniker
Yury Revich · violin
Howard Griffiths · conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven · Overture to “The Creatures of Prometheus”, ballet in C major op. 43
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy · Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64
Georges Bizet · “Carmen” suite (Arrangement by Pablo de Sarasate)
Yuri Revich · “Choriner Wald” (The Chorin Forest), Prélude for Violin and Orchestra (premiere)
Zoltan Kodaly · Dances of Galánta

 Choriner Wald web




 “Nature and Art,” says the motto of the season, “all at once find each other”, and so they do in this programme. Although Beethoven did not think much of ballet, he set the ancient Prometheus tale to music under the terms of the Enlightenment. The swirling, cheerful overture anticipates the happy ending of the plot. Soloist Yury Revich should be an adequate advocate for Mendelssohn’s brilliantly elegiac violin concerto as well as for the world premiere of his own homage to the “Chorin Forest” and the spirited Carmen suite arranged by Pablo de Sarasate. Kodály, composer of the Dances, spent his childhood in the Hungarian village of Galánta, where he was exposed to the sounds of the local gypsy band. In 1933, when he had to write a suitable orchestral work for the 80th anniversary of the Budapest Philharmonic Society, he drew on these memories.

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