Wed, 02 Feb|
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven
Schumann Manfred Overture Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) Brahms Alto Rhapsody Beethoven Symphony No.8 David Hill, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Time & Location
02 Feb, 19:30 GMT
Poole, Poole BH15 1SJ, UK
About the event
Schumann’s Manfred Overture is masterfully and economically scored, with an unerringly dramatic pace. It immediately casts a spell with its unsettled opening that grows in passion and urgency, setting the scene for the action that will follow. Written in quick succession, both the Schicksalslied and Alto Rhapsody focus on one of Brahms’ favourite themes; the futility of man’s destiny in a storm-tossed world. Beethoven’s Eighth is a shorter, lighter, and far more good-humoured symphony than its imposing neighbours. It surges with confidence and is full of witty touches – the constant ticking of a metronome or a dance you cannot dance to!