Variations on a Rococo Theme
Apr 26 2019
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The Rococo Variations reflect Tchaikovsky’s adoration of the music of Mozart, a composer he ...
The Rococo Variations reflect Tchaikovsky’s adoration of the music of Mozart, a composer he revered above all, and they present a dazzling package of virtuoso cello-writing. Bruch’s warm and richly evocative Kol Nidrei was written for Liverpool’s Jewish community when Bruch was Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and is based on two traditional Hebrew melodies.
Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony, the Scottish, was inspired by his holidays in the British Isles and is full of Highland flavour, with swinging melodies and even a hint of a typical thunderstorm!