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Strauss & the Sublime

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Our Sunday Serenades season opener takes inspiration from the exhibition Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway, which showcases the awe-inspiring talents of 19th-century Scandinavian artists as landscape painters. Grieg’s wistful Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8 draws on Norwegian folk songs for inspiration, while Strauss’ Piano Quartet in C minor is gentle and aggressive, reflective of both aspects of the Norwegian landscape. Halvorsen’s Handel’s Passacaglia is romantic and virtuosic.

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