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Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, concert overture, Op. 26 (1830) 10´
Núria Giménez Comas: Ad limen caeli for chamber orchestra (2018) 8'
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1855-1876) 45'
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
An extremely slow process of gestation and absorption of the Germanic tradition – from George Frideric Handel’s baroque universe to Franz Schubert’s subtlety and always under Ludwig van Beethoven’s ubiquitous shadow – explains the more than twenty years taken by Johannes Brahms to produce his first symphony. His spectacular Symphony in C Minor is a bold statement of intention that radically broadens the limits of possibility in the range of sounds and feeds on a profound legacy. The symphony’s initial ascending chromatic motif has become one of the icons of romantic symphonic music in a work that includes references to the famous “Fate” motif in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Girona-born composer Núria Giménez Comas reprises fragments, images, harmonies and passages of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor to shape Ad limen caeli (Towards the doorway to heaven), in a work that takes place in an intricate set of layers and reliefs.
- SHOW MADE
- 19 and 20 December 2020
- €25 / €35 / €45 / €55
- Hall 1 Pau Casals
- Symphonic Season 20-21
L'Auditori de Barcelona and the OBC Orchestra dedicate this concert to La Marató de Tv3, a charity event focussed on gathering resources for Covid-19 research.
If you attend the concert you will find different points where making your donations.
On Sunday session, some very special guests will be in the hall: the employees of the Barcelona Hospital Clinic cleaning kitchen and maintenance services, in order to thank and recognize their essential job to stop the virus.
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