Sunday 19 March, 3PM
Taryn Fiebig Concert Hall, Churchlands SHS
Featuring Tina Algeri performing the Grieg Piano Concerto, Dvorak Symphony No. 8, and a performance of Ben Clapton’s Karrinyup Fanfare, conducted by Bruce Herriman.
Details from the MetSO Website.
Today we look at an Italian composer, organist, choirmaster and teacher that was highly regarded by younger composers such as Johann Christian Bach. His works have been described similar to that of Haydn’s, but he denied such influence. Associated with the formation of the concert symphony and the use of thematic development, his works have been described as galant. Giovanni Battista Sammartini, died on this day in 1775.
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Russia, 1944. World War II is still raging, and Sergei Prokofiev is in a safe haven run by the Soviet Union. It has been 14 years since his last symphony, but his has been busy in that time. We have the famous Lieutenant Kije, Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the Wolf, the 3 War Sonatas, Cinderella and War and Peace. But Now he returns to the Symphonic form with his Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100, premiered on this day in 1945.
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