Sinfonia Viva with Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Monday 12th November 2012 at 7.30pm
Talking Music from 6.30pm
Assembly Rooms, Derby
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- Copland: Appalachian Spring
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb maj, Op73 'Emperor'
- Herrmann: Psycho Suite
- Mozart: Symphony No.35 'The Haffner'
Matthew Coorey conducts Sinfonia Viva who are joined by exciting Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin for this concert at Derby Assembly Rooms.
Copland's well-known Appalachian Spring of 1944 came about as the result of a commission for a balletic piece from the dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (Copland originally titled the work Ballet for Martha) who subsequently danced the premiere of the work. Copland rearranged the piece for orchestra in 1945, and its bright, energetic melodies including a celebration of the Shaker heritage quickly achieved widespread approval and popularity.
Beethoven's much-recorded Piano Concerto No.5, composed over a two-year period from 1809, features an innovative (for the time) opening focus on the soloist. 'Emperor' was his to be final piano concerto. It premiered in Leipzig in 1811 and in Vienna the following year, having acquired the 'Emperor Concerto' title from the composer's publisher.
New York born composer Bernard Herrmann's award-winning career encompassed devising music for many films which acquired iconic status. Included amongst them are Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver and scores for some of Alfred Hitchcock's most impactful works such as North by Northwest, Vertigo and Psycho. The edgy, dramatic strings have made the Psycho Suite one of his best known works.
In July 1781, Mozart was commissioned by his friend Sigmund Haffner of Salzburg to write a serenade to be used at a family wedding (a piece which became known as the 'Haffner Serenade'). The work was well received and when subsequently Sigmund Haffner was to be ennobled, he called once again on Mozart to provide suitable music for the occasion. Mozart, incredibly busy with other compositions as well as navigating his own marriage to Constanze Weber, wrote his response in a matter of weeks. It would undergo further revision before Symphony No.35 'The Haffner' received its full premiere in March 1783.
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