In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 7, Memory & Transformation
Dates: March 25, 2021 Available On-Demand
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Venue: Adella Online (adella.live)
Event Dates and Tickets
Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00PM
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About the Music
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor, Opus 110a
Messiaen Le Christ, lumière du Paradis [Christ, Light of Paradise]
from Éclairs sur l'Au-Delà [Illuminations of the Beyond]
Reflecting on the one year anniversary of the global pandemic, Franz Welser-Möst leads a program bringing together two 20th-century works of contemplation and loss, hope and understanding.
Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, adapted from his Eighth String Quartet, is a piece layered in meaning — filled with fascinating self-references and musical allusions, and dedicated “in memory of victims of fascism and war.” The program concludes with a transformative spiritual vision by Olivier Messiaen.
In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
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