Dates / Schedules
January 16th 2022 05:00pm
Orpheus, the Greek god who tamed wild beasts with his singing, has had various glorious apparitions in the History of Music. First of all, we will have the comical register of the myth, with the overture to Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Offenbach’s comic opera, which became famous for its «Infernal Gallop», and in which we can hear the most inebriating can-can in the universe.
Next, a symphonic poem by Liszt, written in 1854 as a tribute to Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice. Here, the comic element is more diluted, since Liszt saw in Orpheus the symbol of the creative force of Art, and of Music in particular.
We end with a work by Philip Glass, written in 2010, which immediately directs our attention to Brahms’ famous Double Concerto. Glass experimented on several occasions with the concerto for various soloists and orchestra, but this work, which was the result of a commission from the Nederlands Dans Theater, was originally composed as the music for a ballet entitled Swan Song. The composer gave the violin and cello a dramatic importance that is comparable to that of the dancers.
Violin Ana Pereira
Cello Marco Pereira
Musical direction Antonio Pirolli
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Offenbach Orphée aux Enfers: Overture
Franz Lizst Orpheu myth
Philip Glass Double Concerto
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