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Friday 5 April
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Post-concert recital with Christian Ihle Hadland and players from the Orchestra
Either side of one of Mozart’s most sublime piano concertos, Christian Vásquez and the Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra present two of the greatest orchestral stories ever told.
In Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov tells of an Arabian princess who can only delay her execution by telling captivating stories. The result is an orchestral journey cherished by children and adults – a work whose exoticism and magnetic appeal never fail to enchant.
Strauss originally planned the story of medieval prankster Till Eulenspiegel as a full-length opera. But this tale of mischief and trickery found the perfect home in his colourful orchestral tapestry of 1895, in which the composer tells of Till’s mischief, courage, scorn and eventual execution. Some say Strauss’s most cartoon-like orchestral score pokes fun at conventional morality. Strauss himself said that he ‘just wanted to give the people in the concert hall a good laugh for once.’
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