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    Haydn and Schoenberg: Reinventing Vienna

    Presented by at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    April 17, 2010


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    Haydn and Schoenberg: Reinventing Vienna

    Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a Cinematographic (Film) Scene, Op. 34
    Haydn: Symphony Concertante arr. Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra
    Haydn: Symphony No. 70

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM
    Pre-concert lecture/discussion at 7:00 PM
    Emmanuel Church

    Soloists:
    Danielle Maddon, violin;
    Rafael Popper-Keizer, violoncello;
    Peggy Pearson, oboe;
    Thomas Stephenson, bassoon
    The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music
    John Harbison and Michael Beattie, conductors

    The geographical origin of these composers is close, and so is their maverick nature. Vienna must have something to do with it – the coffee, the pastry, the sense of cultural centrality? When Richard Strauss first received Schoenberg’s Five Pieces, 1909, he declared it the first piece he had ever been unable to hear and follow. Today, especially in Schoenberg’s own chamber version, it seems clear, fresh, and beautiful. By 1934 Schoenberg was vividly imagining a powerful role for music in the still-young film industry (his Op. 34). The two Haydn pieces on this program are less often played these days than the Schoenberg. They are equally bold and invigorating – the Symphony (1779) with Haydn’s patented tricks and quirks, the Symphony Concertante (1792) with its masterful illumination of its multiple soloists, the autumnal fire of his late style.


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    15 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:
    Patron - $100 1st Tier - $60 2nd Tier - $40 General - $25 Student - $10


    General Day and Time Info:
    8:00 PM
    Pre-concert lecture/discussion at 7:00 PM


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