Impressionism - Music in Color: Debussy and Brahms
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Berg: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Impressionism has produced some of the most exquisite work of the visual arts and has cast influence over all the arts, particularly music. Debussy and Ravel are the utmost masters of the style, the equivalents of Degas and Monet, capturing in their music the elusiveness and shimmering quality of the impressionistic style.
Debussy’s A Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun is the piece that started that quiet stylistic revolution. Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated to the memory of an angel, is a requiem for the recently deceased 18-year-old daughter of Alma Mahler. It is one of the most moving and serene works in the repertoire and the composer’s last finished work. Brahms’ Symphony is inspired by majestic Alpine landscapes and is infused with beauty and adoration of nature.
Friday Coffee Dress: Oct. 23, 2020 | 10am
Prelude: Join Rossen for a pre-concert talk
Postlude: Ravel—Introduction and Allegro
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