Saturday's Concert is approaching and we would like to share with you some more curiosities about what can be enjoyed starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Peace Palace in Fuengirola in our first Concert of this 21-22 season that we inaugurate on Saturday the 18th. of September.
In the previous entry, we met the brand new winner of the Young Performers Contest, the trumpeter Amalia Escobar García. She, as we could read a few days ago, will open the Concert with the wonderful work of Johan Baptist Geor Neruda for Trumpet and Orchestra. Then, once the Concert has advanced, we will hear it again in Concert Piece No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 12 , a work by Vassily Brandt. This author is the true founder of the Russian Trumpet School, and his music enjoys immense prestige in Russia, always so energetic and precise. However, he was a professor at the Moscow Conservatory and one of the most influential musicians in this country. It will be a perfect occasion to compare and enjoy the trumpet used from such different and perhaps complementary perspectives as that of Brandt and that of Neruda.
Between one piece and another for solo trumpet, we can enjoy ourselves with a wonderful work for String Orchestra “Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus” by the Englishman Ralph Waughan Willians.
It is one of many works in which this excellent English composer, always delicate and suggestive, is inspired by popular or medieval melodies and based on them, he recreates different ways of interpreting the same melody, varying it, taking it to different places. The variations are always an exercise in mastery not available to everyone, since it is about the same melody “moving it” in different contexts, but without losing its intimate meaning. We can anticipate that the interpretation of Iberian Sinfonietta and the genius of the English will merge in a beautiful interpretation that will leave us with the feeling that we have traveled through different places together with the same melody, which was chameleonically transforming in each of the five scenarios. different.
Saturday's Concert will be closed by the longest work of the afternoon, lasting about 20 minutes, the famous Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 by Antonin Dvorak. This author, well known for “the New World Symphony” is an example of the nationalist composition of Central Europe, with a constant taste and inspiration for the music of his homeland.
Dvorak was a child prodigy with an innate facility for music, and is one of the most renowned musicians in Europe. He traveled the world learning about music and being invited by the most prestigious Musical Societies and among all his repertoire, the Serenade for Strings is one of his most beautiful and delicate pages, where he achieves that each of the instruments that make up the string orchestra, violin, viola, cello, double bass, etc; They feel authentic soloists, with virtuosic and elegant passages spread across all the instruments, it will undoubtedly be an ideal moment to enjoy Iberian Sinfonietta and the direction of a true connoisseur of all these internal issues of music, its director Juan Paulo Gómez . Not to miss it. Enjoy. See you Saturday.
Jorge Rodríguez Morata
Pedagogical content coordinator