Saturday 23rd January 2010 at 7:45pm

Antonin Dvořák
Antonin Dvořák

Janice Watson
Janice Watson
Programme Jan 2010Elgar ‘In the South’

Strauss ‘Four last Songs' Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work
    Soloist Janice Watson

Dvořák Symphony No.8

Elgar’s most luxuriant and expansive concert overture shows his facility with music on both the grandest scale and the most intimate. Strauss’s final completed work deals with death, but with a wonderful sense of calm acceptance, and features soaring melodies for the soloist against full orchestra. Dvořák’s symphony has a warm and optimistic tone, full of tunes inspired by the Bohemian folk music that he loved.

Elgar: ‘In the South’

Strauss: ‘Four last Songs'
Frühling (Spring)

September

Beim Schlafengehen (Falling Asleep)

Im Abendrot (At sunset)

Dvořák: Symphony No.8
Allegro con brio

Adagio

Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace

Allegro ma non troppo