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Young People's Concert

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Erin Hemond

on 29 August 2014

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Transcript of Young People's Concert

Young People's Concert
The Nature of Music
performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Ombra Mai fu
Firebird Suite - Infernal Dance
Pines of Rome -
Mvt 4
Jurassic Park
Symphony #6 - Pastoral Mvt. 4 Thunderstorm
Jupiter : The Bringer of Jollity
from
The Planets

Night on Bald Mountain
Four Seasons: Spring Mvt 1
Swan Lake: Danse de Petite Cygnes
by
George Frederick Handel
1685-1759
German-born, but worked in England
most famous for The Messiah
died rich and famous and is buried in Westminster Abbey
Ombra Mai Fu is an aria that is being sung to a tree
by Ludwig van Beethoven
1770-1827
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
1839-1881
Gustav Holst
1874-1934
Igor Stravinsky
1882-1971
Ottorino Respighi
1879-1936
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1840-1893
John Williams
1932-present
Antonio Vivaldi
1678-1741
The making of the music ...
Kathleen Battle sings Ombre ma fu
German composer
most famous for his symphonies
wrote the 9th Symphony while completely deaf
loved nature
Pastoral Symphony is programmatic (it tells a story
composed during the Baroque period
many of his works were written for a violin ensemble at a home for abandoned children
most famous for his operas and The Four Seasons
Russian composer during Romantic period
dedicated to writing music with a distinctly Russian sound to it
most well known for
Night on Bald Mountain
and
Pictures at an Exhibition
Night on Bald Mountain
was never performed during Mussorgsky's lifetime
.
(It was made famous when Rimsky-Korsakov discovered it and arranged it.)
English composer, arranger and teacher
came from a long line of musicians
used English folksongs in his works
The Planets
suite: each movement/planet has it's own distinct character
Jupiter is the king of the gods, god of lightening and thunder
those born under the sign of Jupiter as supposed to be good-humored
Russian composer
one of the most influential composers of the 20th century
moved to France after WWI
moved to the US during WWII
Firebird Suite was written for a ballet
during the Infernal dance scene, the characters have been bewitched to dance. The Firebird does this to help Prince Ivan, who has agreed to protect
Italian composer, musicologist and conductor
most famous for
Pines of Rome
,
Fountains of Rome
and
Roman Festivals
Pines of Rome
is a symphonic poem
each movement depicts pines in different parts of Rome
Mvt 4 is Pines of the Appian Way. The Appian Way is a military road used by the ancient Romans
Russian composer
most famous for his ballets (Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty)
In Swan Lake, Odette is a princess who has been turned into a swan - a spell that can only be broken by true love
Danse de Petite Cygnes
translates to Danse of the Little Swans and is usually done in complete unison by four dancers
one of the most famous film composers ever
music credits include:
Jaws
Star Wars
Superman
E.T
Jurassic Park
Harry Potter
Indiana Jones
Hook
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