"Life without music would be a mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Rameau: Selections from DardanausJ.C. Bach: Sinfonia Concertante in C Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, and Cello, W C 343Mozart: Chaconne from Idomeneo, K. 367Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major, Drumroll
“Were I to invite composers to dinner at the same time, there are certain composers you really wouldn’t want at the table. Wagner would have been absolutely awful, he’d have only talked about himself. Bruckner probably would have prayed all the time, nothing wrong with that but you wouldn’t want it for dinner. Mozart would have been nice, he would have probably thrown bread rolls at the pretty girls, but that would have been okay. Mendelssohn would have been wonderful, and he could have answered your questions in any language. But Haydn would be the ultimate dinner guest. Handel of course would have just eaten your food as well as his, and Bach would have wanted more beer.”
“I should not wish symphonic works to come from my pen whichexpress nothing, and which consist of empty playing with chords,rhythms and modulations… ought not a symphony – that is, the mostlyrical of all musical forms – express everything for which there are nowords, but which the soul wishes to express, and which requires to beexpressed?” - P. Tchaikowsky
Introduction.Complete resignation before Fate, or, which is the same,before the inscrutable predestination of Providence.Allegro.(I) Murmurs, doubts, plaints, reproaches against XXX(II) Shall I throw myself into the embraces of Faith???
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