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War melodies

©Michae Reichel

Directory

    Reinhold Glière: Solemn overture (1937) 8'‎
    Richard Wagner: "Karfreitagszauber" from the opera Parsifal (1882) 11'
    Oliver Waespi: Berglicht (2008) 10' - National première
    Darius Milhaud: Suite française, op. 248 (1944) 16'

Performers

    Barcelona Symphonic Band

    Philippe Bach, conductor
    • €16 / €12 reduced price
    • Hall 1 Pau Casals
    • BMB Season

    The triumph of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and that of the Allies in World War II began and closed a programme that evokes times of war in the twentieth century. Glière wrote Solemn Overture for the twentieth anniversary of the October Revolution.

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    Program

    The musician held official positions during those turbulent years and, in 1938, became president of the Soviet Composers Union. Milhaud included in Suite française popular melodies from the five provinces where the Allies had defeated fascism - from Normandy to Provence - with the desire that American students, for whom the work was intended, would come to know all about them by interpreting them. Philippe Bach, trained in the band tradition and current musical director of the Meiningen Theatre, proposes completing the concert with the well-known music of the third act of the opera Parsifal, and with the national premiere of Berglicht, a symphonic poem inspired by landscapes, which transports us to the German Rhineland-Palatinate’s Länder.

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