Concerts in Rome, Italy

On 18th and 19th May 2014 Volker Hartung conducts another interesting program about the theme »1914-1939-2014« together with the fabulous Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma in Rome, Italy.

As few works from this period the little-known violin concerto by Benjamin Britten from 1939 reflects the fears, hopes and disappointments of the pre-war period and the decent into dark years ahead. Britten described his seismographic feelings with highest sensitivity and musicality. Spanish sounds (in tribute to Guernica and the Spanish civil war in 1936) associated with typical English moods give this concerto a grandiose and tragic character, also expressed in a most demanding violin solo part.

Maurice Ravel's musical remembrance to his fallen comrades in World War I are immortalized in his "Tombeau de Couperin" for oboe and small orchestra.
The program of the two concerts concludes with "Pavane pour une infante défunte" (Pavane for a Dead Princess ), one of the most beautiful creations of the French-Basque composer.

Title: May 18 to 19
Location: Rome - Auditorium Conciliation
May 18, 2014 17:30

May 19, 2014 20:30

Info ticket: TicketOne tel 892.101

B. Britten: Violin Concerto
M. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Orquesta Sinfonica di Roma
Philippe Graffin, violin
Volker Hartung, conductor