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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra & Gemma Rosefield (cello)

Gemma Rosefield (cello) & Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Part of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra's 91st concert Season

Add to my Calendar 08-11-2015 14:45 08-11-2015 16:45 36 Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra & Gemma Rosefield (cello) The highlight of our second concert of the season is Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme - the closest Tchaikovsky ever came to writing a cello concerto. In style it harks back to the classical era of Mozart and Haydn and its seven variations show great virtuosity and craftsmanship. Performed by Gemma Rosefield who plays a cello formerly owned and played by the Prince Regent and housed in the Royal Pavilion. The opening work, Sanguine Fan, by Sir Edward Elgar was originally a one-act ballet written in 1917 to raise money for war charities during World War One. The music was revived by Sir Adrian Boult in 1973 and it has been a concert favourite ever since. The inspiration for the ballet was a scene painted in blood red (sanguine) on a fan depicting the Greek myth of Echo and Pan. Schubert’s final symphony, the C Major Symphony No.9 was written in 1825 and is unusually long for its time, lasting almost an hour. Its subtitle “The Great” refers to its majestic proportions. It is often considered to be Schubert’s greatest piece for orchestra and is certainly one of his most innovative and exciting. Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Church Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1UD
England


Programme

Edward ElgarThe Sanguine Fan, Op.81
Franz SchubertSymphony no.9 in C major 'Great', D.944
Pyotr TchaikovskyVariations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33

Performers

Gemma Rosefield – cello
Barry Wordsworth – conductor

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

The highlight of our second concert of the season is Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme - the closest Tchaikovsky ever came to writing a cello concerto. In style it harks back to the classical era of Mozart and Haydn and its seven variations show great virtuosity and craftsmanship. Performed by Gemma Rosefield who plays a cello formerly owned and played by the Prince Regent and housed in the Royal Pavilion.

The opening work, Sanguine Fan, by Sir Edward Elgar was originally a one-act ballet written in 1917 to raise money for war charities during World War One. The music was revived by Sir Adrian Boult in 1973 and it has been a concert favourite ever since. The inspiration for the ballet was a scene painted in blood red (sanguine) on a fan depicting the Greek myth of Echo and Pan.

Schubert’s final symphony, the C Major Symphony No.9 was written in 1825 and is unusually long for its time, lasting almost an hour. Its subtitle “The Great” refers to its majestic proportions. It is often considered to be Schubert’s greatest piece for orchestra and is certainly one of his most innovative and exciting.

Gemma Rosefield

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