New Discoveries

1. KIND OF BLUE

“Always leave room in your garden for the Angels to dance.” (Anon.) What is this?

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1936)

Nelson Riddle (1921-1985)
Theme & Variations (1971)

Nan Schwartz
Angels Among Us (2013)

INTERVAL

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
An American in Paris (1928)

Brenton Broadstock (1952- )
Made In Heaven: ‘Kind of Blue’ Concerto for Orchestra (2009; revised 2015)

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1ros A concert with one rosette is an excellent program for engaging new audiences.

2ros Two rosette programs present either works of lesser-known composers whose works I particularly admire; or pieces that have been unjustly neglected over the years, and which should be performed more regularly.

3ros Three rosette programs are a deeply considered exploration of a composer, or works composed in response to, or contemporaneous with, significant moments in history.

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2. JOIE DE VIVIRE

“She wanted to live, and live fully, and to give life, she who loved life!” (Émile Zola) What is this?

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
En Saga, Op. 9 (1892)

John Kinsella (1932 – )
Symphony No. 3 “Joie de Vivre”
(1990)

Dublin born Irish composer, Kinsella has to date written 10 symphonies. He is an ouststanding, expressive and unique symphonic voice
Prologue: Adagio
Presto giocoso, Vivo
Intermezzo
Adagio tranquillo
Epilogue

INTERVAL

E. J. Moeran (1894-1950)
Lonely Waters (part of ‘Two Pieces for Small Orchestra’) (1931)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Symphony No. 5, D major (1943)

Preludio
Scherzo
Romanza
Passacaglia

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1ros A concert with one rosette is an excellent program for engaging new audiences.

2ros Two rosette programs present either works of lesser-known composers whose works I particularly admire; or pieces that have been unjustly neglected over the years, and which should be performed more regularly.

3ros Three rosette programs are a deeply considered exploration of a composer, or works composed in response to, or contemporaneous with, significant moments in history.

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3. TALES OF THE VERY GRIMM AND NOT SO GRIM

“In olden times, when wishing still helped….” (Brothers Grimm) The Frog King What is this?

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) (1903)

Zemlinsky was Schoenberg´s brother-in-law and only teacher, and had a romantic entanglement with Alma Schindler (later Alma Mahler). In 1938 he left Austria for New York and died in obscurity four years later. The re-appraisal of Zemlinsky’s work is much overdue. In the USA, this unjustly negelected piece has been championed by both James Conlon and Leon Botstein.

INTERVAL

Frank Loesser (1910-1969)
Suite: Hans Christian Andersen (Arr. K. Purcell) (1952)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose): 5 pièces enfantines (1911)

Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Petit Poucet
Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Le Jardin féerique

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1ros A concert with one rosette is an excellent program for engaging new audiences.

2ros Two rosette programs present either works of lesser-known composers whose works I particularly admire; or pieces that have been unjustly neglected over the years, and which should be performed more regularly.

3ros Three rosette programs are a deeply considered exploration of a composer, or works composed in response to, or contemporaneous with, significant moments in history.

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