Sydney Symphony / Mozart Meets Copland / Mozart, Copland, R Strauss
The orchestra goes to the theatre with music by Mozart, Copland and Richard Strauss.
This concert springs from the world of the theatre: an atmospheric miniature by Copland sits between ambitious ballet music by Mozart and a witty suite inspired by Molière.
In his music for Molière's play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Richard Strauss pokes merciless fun at the "Would-be Gentleman" of the title - you can hear the clumsy attempts at dancing, the gauche attire, and possibly the most extravagantly over-catered feast in all music. It's the perfect musical picture of this self-made man: rich, ambitious but clueless.
Copland provides contrast with atmospheric miniature composed for a play about a young trumpet player. The play was dropped but the expressive and reflective soundscape survives as one of Copland's most beautiful creations.
And for Mozart fans, we begin with a grand ballet sequence from his dramatic opera Idomeneo.
MOZART Idomeneo: Ballet music
COPLAND Quiet City
R STRAUSS Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite
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