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Don't miss chat with the composer Jordi Cervelló, a biologist and an architect before the première of the piece L’harmonia de les formes.
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Don Quixote

Directory

    Toru Takemitsu: A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden (1977) 11'
    Jordi Cervelló: L'harmonia de les formes (The harmony of forms) (1999) 30' – World premiere
    Richard Strauss: Don Quixote. Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, Op. 35 (1897) 38'

Performers

    Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)

    José Mor, cello
    Kazushi Ono, conductor
    • SHOW MADE
    • 18, 19 and 20 March 2022
  • €25 / €35 / €45 / €55
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • OBC Symphonic Season

L'harmonia de les formes (The harmony of forms), by Jordi Cervelló, is being performed for the first time since it was recorded in 2006. The work was originally commissioned in 1999 by Jorge Wagensberg for an exhibition at the “la Caixa” Foundation Science Museum entitled “I després de la forma, què?” (“And after form, what?”). If you want to know more, the composer’s own programme notes can be found in the “Downloads” section on this page.
Richard Strauss, for his part, drew on the misadventures of Don Quixote to compose a symphonic poem in the form of variations for cello, viola and orchestra. The character of Don Quixote is represented by the cello, while Sancho Panza is portrayed by the viola (and occasionally the bass clarinet and tuba). Strauss was fascinated by the concept of the hero, and how to embody the hero in music, based on philosophical and literary references, as seen in works such as Thus Spoke Zarathustra, A Hero’s Life and Don Quixote.

PROGRAM

Concert included in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival

Concert included in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival

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