Joyous

May 1, 2021 - 7:30pm

CONCERT DURATION: 65 Minutes PRECONCERT CHAT: 6:45pm

Johannes Brahms

✴ Celebration - Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from his opera Eugene Onegin serves as brilliant party music for a scene at a Moscow ball.

✴ Not Haydn - It is now believed that the theme on which Brahms composed his variations was not composed by Haydn.

✴ Musical nature - Dvořák composed his Eighth Symphony at his rustic country home, and the inspiration of nature shines throughout the work.

  • Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Polonaise
  • Brahms Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a
  • Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
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"In Bohemia the trumpets never call to battle - they always call to the dance!" — Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik, referring to the trumpet fanfare that opens the last movement of Dvořák’s Eighth.