Love Letter to Nature

Grafenegg Auditorium Auditorium

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Instrumentation

  • Akiko Suwanai, violin
  • Jun Märkl, conductor

Programmes

Heitor Villa-Lobos
«Alvorada na floresta tropical» | «Dawn in a tropical rain forest» Overture for Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
«The Lark Ascending» Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Josef Strauss
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Waltz op. 164
- interval -
Igor Strawinski
«Le chant du Rossignol» Symphonic poem
Ottorino Respighi , Ottorino Respighi

He called himself a «dazzling jungle bird from the Amazon». The Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos opens this luxuriant programme in which the songs of various birds become the symbol of an untouched, dreamily beautiful nature. Jun Märkl, one of the Tonkunstler Orchestra’s favourite guest conductors, continues his many years of collaboration with the orchestra with, as it were, a kaleidoscope of bright feathers – including an English skylark, Austrian swallows and two nightingales, one Franco-Russian and one Italian: big sounds inspired by small creatures.

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Ottorino Respighi, Ottorino Respighi

«Pini di Roma» Symphonic poem

Movements

  • I Pini di Villa Borghese (Die Pinien der Villa Borghese)

  • Pini presso una catacomba (Pinien bei einer Katakombe)

  • I Pini del Gianicolo (Die Pinien auf dem Gianicolo)

  • I Pini della Via Appia (Die Pinien der Via Appia)

Duration

20 Min.