CLASSICS AND THE CONCERT BAND

  • 5 de May 2019
  • 14 € / 9 € preu reduït
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • BMB Season
Photo of José R. Pascual-Vilaplana

Directory

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Overture for Wind Instruments
GIOACHINO ROSSINI: March for the Sultan Abdul Medjid
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Orient et Occident Op.25
AMILCARE PONCHIELLI: Sinfonia for Band
WILLIAM WALTON: Crown Imperial
SAMUEL BARBER: Commando March
SERGEI PROKOFIEV: March for Military Band in B flat major, Op. 99
DARIUS MILHAUD: Suite Française

Interpreters and guest artists

Barcelona Municipal Band
José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, conductor

Original band music from the quills of great classic composers including Mendelssohn, Rossini, Saint-Saëns and Prokofiev. The direct, powerful, lively and military sound of a wind ensemble is the basis for these works written between the middle of the 19th and 20th centuries. Extremely fine heritage under the baton of José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana.

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If you have children and you like music, this is your chance! (For children 4 to 11 years).

Program

The origins of the works for concert band in the concert are very diverse. At only 15 years of age, Mendelssohn wrote an overture for wind instruments after having already completed 12 symphonies for string orchestra; Saint-Saëns chose the concert band sound when writing a work marking the opening of the Suez Canal; Rossini wrote a march for the band of Turkish Sultan Abdul Medjid, as did Donizetti. The second half features four works written in the 1940s, the first was written for the coronation of King George VI of England and the others were written around the time of WWII: Barber served with the American Air Force, Prokofiev showed his support for the Russian army with a work for military bands and Milhaud wrote with the American soldiers who went to help liberate France from German occupation in mind.

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