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With special thanks to Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., Local business support provided by The Aspen Times, Part of the Allison and Warren Kanders Sunday Concert Series
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Bronfman’s performance of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto was praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for “drawing forth all the majesty, raw power and exquisite beauty…[and]…tearing through the frenzied passages of the first movement like a cyclone, while rendering everything else with a regal tenderness every bit as stirring.” Don't miss Bronfman in this mighty work, which Brahms ironically called "a tiny, tiny little concerto [with] a wisp of a scherzo."
In 1940, Britten was asked by the British council to write a piece for Japan to use in a celebration of the 2600th anniversary of the Imperial dynasty. Britten, who was living in the U.S. at the time, was disturbed and depressed by World War II and unsure of what role he should play. All three movements of this darkly powerful work bear a title taken from Christian liturgy. The Japanese were furious and rejected the work, but Britten did get paid for it.
This exciting program concludes with one of the most stunningly sensuous works ever composed, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe. The ballet's second suite includes a vividly orchestrated depiction of the sun rising over a pastoral landscape. The finale is an ecstatic bacchanale.
|BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20|
|RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2|
|BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 83|