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Capriccio

Foto Carlos Ramón ©May Zircus

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    Giacomo Puccini: Corazzata Sicilia (1896) 3'
    Giacomo Puccini: Symphonic Prelude (1882) 9'
    Luciano Berio: Four original versions of "Ritirata Notturna Di Madrid" by Luigi Boccherini (1975) 7’
    Martin Ellerby: Venetian Spells (1984) 15'
    Christiaan Janssen: Capriccio for wind orchestra (2015) 14'

Performers

    Barcelona Symphony Band
    Carlos Ramón, conductor
    • Sunday 12 December 11:30
  • 14 € / 9 € discount price
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • BMB Season

The programme for this concert focuses on music of Italian influences. Two highpoints are Capriccio, a free fantasy written by New Zealand composer Janssen, one of today's leading composers for band, and Fantasy Variations by Barnes. According to the latter, this piece on the theme of Paganini's famous Caprice No. 24 is a work "appropriate for all members of the public[...]full of vitality, drama and even a touch of humour".

Program

Venetian Spells by Ellerby is a tribute to band conductor Timothy Reynish on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Due to Reynish' links with the city of Venice, the first movement evokes the music of Vivaldi, the second brings to mind Stravinsky who was buried in the said Italian city, the third conjures up Monteverdi, and the last Gabrieli. The concert will open with the Symphonic Prelude written by a very young Puccini when he was finishing his studies at the Milan Conservatory, and a march on a theme from La Bohème, which Admiral Canevaro asked Puccini to compose for the launch of the ship Corazzata Siciliana.

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