Thursday 16th March 2017
Hull City Hall, Hull
Strauss II - On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz
Strauss R - Orchestral Songs
Mahler - Symphony No. 4
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
We return to Hull with Principal Guest Conductor, Ryan Wigglesworth, who conducts Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, one of the composer’s most accessible creations. The first movement recalls the Viennese classical style, the second evokes the grim fiddler of German folklore and the third is a sublime slow movement. Finally, Elizabeth Watts joins the orchestra with the depiction of a child’s vision of paradise, with sweets in profusion and bread baked by angels. The concert opens with Johann Strauss’ waltz masterpiece The Blue Danube and a selection of exquisite orchestral songs by the other great, unrelated Strauss, Richard.
(Image: Benjamin Ealovega)
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