Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to Coriolan, op. 62
Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!
Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90
2nd Highlight Subscription Concert
19-04-2012, 8:00 PM
Bremen, The Glocke
|David Afkham, Conductor|
Martin Grubinger, Percussion
Manuel Hofstätter, Percussion
|There is seduction and danger in Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! In his three-movement work, Avner Dorman offers an exciting blend in which percussion is the centerpiece - drums from the Far East encounter orchestral percussion and rock drums. Regional color and global sound merge in the music; Indian scales combine with minimalist patterns, and borrowings from Baroque arias become Eastern melodies, while the bass grooves with jazz feeling.|
Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, composed at the same time as the Fifth Symphony, ends tragically. With symphonic format and realistic drama, the composer portrays a proud, defiant hero burdened with guilt as a traitor to his country. Although Brahms's first two symphonies still reflect his grappling with Beethoven, the third displays an original, bold style - metric shifts, alternation between major and minor, and extreme sensitivity, at times veiled in austerity.