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Hamlet

Foto Patrícia de No ©Cristina Membrive Engel Photo

Directory

    David León Fioravanti: Reflecting Hamlet (2016) 8’
    Salvador Brotons: Flute Concerto, Op. 72 (2001) 22’ – Version for band world premiere.
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, fantasy-opening, Op. 67 (1888) 19’

Performers

    Barcelona Symphony Band
    Patrícia de No, flute
    Salvador Brotons, conductor
    • Sunday 6 February 11:30
  • €14 / €9 concessions
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • BMB Season

In 1876, Modest Tchaikovsky urged his brother to compose a score based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, a drama that reminds us what is most important in human life. It seemed like a good idea to Pyotr Ilyich, but he just jotted down a few draft ideas. Years later, Duchess Pavlovna planned a charity gala at the Mariinsky Theatre at which the third act of Hamlet would be performed, and actor Lucien Guitry asked the composer to write some music for the occasion. The gala was cancelled, but Tchaikovsky still wrote Fantasy Overture, which was performed in November 1888. Reflecting Hamlet by Fioravanti is a contemporary vision of this classic.

Program

Salvador Brotons conducts his Concerto for flute. Composed in 1996 and commissioned by the Centro per le Iniziative Musicali in Sicilia, it was played for the first time by Claudi Arimany. On this occasion, Patricia de No will be performing it for the first time in the version by Brotons for band and flute.

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