Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music: Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Tickets available on the door
Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra
Conductor William Conway
Mozart Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K.546
Respighi Antiche danze ed arie (Ancient Airs and Dances): Suite III, P.172
Strauss Metamorphosen, TrV 290
The depth and expressive qualities of the string orchestra are demonstrated in this programme of contrasting pieces, from Mozart’s powerful Adagio and Fugue through to Richard Strauss’s timeless masterpiece, Metamorphosen.
The general mayhem caused by the Second World War and the destruction of many of the great opera houses of Germany fuelled an overwhelming sense of disillusionment in Strauss, prompting the composition of his heartfelt eulogy Metamorphosen, in which he quotes from the funeral march of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.