Mozart & La Mer
Friday, November 10, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Berlioz Le corsaire, Op. 21
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
Debussy La Mer
Surprise Encore Selection To Be Announced
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Leonid Sigal HSO concertmaster
Claude Debussy’s sparkling La Mer is a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the sea. This sensual three-movement impression of the ocean is one of Debussy’s most revered works. Berlioz’s Le corsaire was also inspired by the sea, written when the composer was on holiday in Nice, France, in 1844. The result of this retreat is a piece of music that is dizzying and serene, playful and brassy. Mozart’s enchanting Violin Concerto No. 5 was composed after several trips to Italy with his father, where he became enamored with the violin. This concerto, nicknamed “The Turkish,” was one of five Mozart composed for violin and orchestra over the span of five months in 1775. Sponsored by Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.
Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to to the concert.
The return of Casey’s Classics
Recommended recordings for your listening pleasure!
Berlioz’s Le corsaire Overture receives a mercurial performance from the leading interpreter of Berlioz, Colin Davis, conducting the Dresden State Orchestra (RCA).
Mozart’s beautiful and profound Violin Concerto No. 5 is touchingly interpreted by Wolfgang Schneiderhan with Eugen Jochum conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (DG), happily coupled with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, two performances that have stood at the top of lists of recommended recording since they were set down in the early 1960s.
Herbert von Karajan’s profoundly beautiful yet rigorous traversal of Debussy’s La Mer is still the greatest recording of this revolutionary masterpiece fifty years after it was laid down with his own Berlin Philharmonic (DG).