Music by Dmitri Shostakovich opens and closes this concert by the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The composer’s Fifth Symphony is the featured work. It is not only the most popular of Shostakovich’s fifteen symphonies but one of the most popular symphonies of the entire twentieth century. The same composer’s impressive Festive Overture opens the concert, followed by a lovely musical landscape of the Bohemian countryside, Smetana’s Moldau.
The final Brandenburg Concerto programme is in the hands of Swiss conductor Maurice Steger, a dynamic musician whose talents are regularly in demand on four continents. Steger is also a virtuoso recorder player, in which capacity he stars in two of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (Nos. 2 and 4). Steger fills out his programme with a suite from a Handel opera (Almira, “music overflowing with genius and invention,” as one critic noted) and other intriguing works.
FRI 17 MAR 2017 8:30pm
SAT 18 MAR 2017 8:30pm
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Maurice Steger, conductor & recorder
Almira, Queen of Castile Suite
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major – 12 mins
– Ryan Beach, trumpet
– Ruth Bull, oboe
– Peter Danis, violin
Recorder (Flute) Concerto
Concerto for Soprano Recorder in F major – 14 mins
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major – 17 mins
Bach 巴哈 and Handel 韩德尔 都是1685年出生的。。
Effye Ang 。。刚刚好跟你差距300年。。