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MASTERWORKS I

Variations

Tuesday

VERO BEACH

JANUARY 7, 2020

7:30pm
Community Church
of Vero Beach

Wednesday

PALM BEACH GARDENS

JANUARY 8, 2020

7:30pm
Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College

Friday

STUART

JANUARY 10, 2020

4:00pm
Lyric Theatre
Downtown Stuart

Friday

STUART

JANUARY 10, 2020

8:00pm
Lyric Theatre
Downtown Stuart

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN            Symphony No. 1

RACHMANINOFF    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

DVORAK                   Slavonic Dances

ARTISTS

David Amado, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano

TICKET PRICES

Single Tickets            $30 – $90
Subscriptions            $90 – $200

CONCERT DURATION

Approximately 2 hours with intermission

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS

Join us before the concert for a fascinating inside look at this evening’s program with Maestro Amado. 

Conversations start 45 minutes prior to the concert.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Symphony No. 1 in C Major finds the 29 year-old Beethoven at the beginning of his compositional journey.
  • Although the initial sketches for the work date back to 1795, the 1st Symphony was premiered under Beethoven direction on April 2, 1800 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Beethoven had rented the hall, effectively utilizing the program to introduce himself to Viennese audiences and the musical elite.
  • While the Symphony No. 1 in C Major is a score by a composer still finding his individual voice, it is the work of a genius who has absorbed the musical graces of the past while bringing his own sense of heft and power to the models of the classical era.

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  • The work, for piano and orchestra, was composed during the summer of 1934 at Rachmaninoff home in Switzerland. The composer was the soloist in the world premiere on November 7, 1934 at the Lyric Theater in Baltimore with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • The score consists of 24 variations on the theme of Niccòlo Paganini’s Caprice No. 24 for solo violin.
  • The famous 18th variation – a lustrous melody often used in movie and television soundtracks – is actually an inversion of the Paganini melody.

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    • Brahms’ Hungarian Dances set the pattern and inspiration for the Slavonic Dances but there are important differences between Brahms’ and Dvorak’s scores. While the  Hungarian Dances quote actual folk melodies, the Slavonic Dances are totally original.
    • Dvorak had a broad view in utilizing indigenous sources from a wide array of ethnic and nationalist groups.
    • Each of the dances has three sections. The main melody is immediately heard; followed by a middle section of contrasting character; then the first part is repeated.  In contrast to most of the other pieces, the second dance (a Dumka in E minor) is nostalgic – a long spun melody creates an aura of sentimentality amid the robust high stepping tunes that surround it.

    Want to learn more about this piece and the composer? Read the full program notes

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR

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