Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa · 02 mai
Banda Sinfónica visits the French musical universe of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, sharing the stage with a young but already renowned Portuguese pianist: Raúl da Costa. The concert begins with the incomparable Debussy and a piece that was initially written for piano four hands and later arranged for orchestra by the composer himself. Afterwards, it’s time to listen to three of the ten Pièces Pittoresques of Emmanuel Chabrier, a work that impressed the great composer César Franck: “We just heard something quite extraordinary. This music is a link between our epoch and that of Couperin and Rameau.” From Poulenc, another reference of French music, the chosen work is Aubade: premiered in 1929, it is a morning love song that contrasts with the nocturnal serenade. The concert ends with Stravinsky’s famous Firebird, a ballet premiered at the Paris Opera in 1910 that marked the history of music and was an immediate success.
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