Strauss, Ravel and More

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Event Title: Strauss, Ravel and More
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: --
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/strauss-and-ravel/
  • Composer: John Estacio
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Description:

IDEALS Richard Strauss couldn’t resist a story. In Death and Transfiguration, a dying man, presumably Strauss himself, recalls the artistic ideals he didn’t achieve and as the fatal hour arrives, his soul takes leave. But now, the eternal cosmos presents a magnificent realization of the ideal.

In 1919, Ravel started work on a tribute to Vienna. But World War I had ended with a “fatefully inescapable whirlpool.” So, Ravel created a waltz that emerges from surreal mists, moves to the ballroom, only to end in a crash of orchestral colour, its waltz time destroyed forever. Dvořák’s tragically devilish tale and Estacio’s sparkling new Trumpet Concerto complete the evening.