Final Projects Orchestra: Nielsen, Ravel, Berio - CANCELLED
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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Conductor Daniele Rosina
Tom Gant clarinet
Oliver Lin piano
Charlotte Sleet mezzo-soprano
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Berio Folk Songs
In this concert, three final-year students have an opportunity to perform a major piece of work with an orchestra of their peers. Nielson was deeply troubled at the general state of the world in 1928 when he wrote this Clarinet Concerto and it is widely believed that this is the reason for the apparent 'war on tonality' between the keys of E and F major, which we can hear throughout the piece.
Berio's Folk Songs contains eleven songs of various origins, two of which were set by Berio to anonymous texts in 1947 during his second year at the Milan Conservatory as part of his Tre canzoni popolari (Three Folk Songs).
Ravel offered the premiere and dedicated the Piano Concerto in G Major to Marguerite Long in 1932, who was known for her performances of the works of Faurè and Debussy. A few days after this highly successful premiere, both Ravel and Long started a tour of twenty cities in Europe, where the work was received with consistent enthusiasm.