Episode 2, 2021: The Poet, Nature and the Dance (ANAM 2021 Opening Concert)
Wednesday 28 April 2021
ANAM Head of Strings, Resident Cello Faculty (Chair of Cello, Supported Anonymously) and long-standing member of the Chambre Orchestra of Europe, Howard Penny talks to ANAM Music Librarian Phil Lambert about ANAM 2021 Opening Concert, The Poet, Nature and the Dance.
Howard describes the program as all about “Romanticism with the capital R”. Compositions from the 19th century contained much more details than before, and he is keen to uncover the musical language behind the musical notations with ANAM musicians.
In this episode of ANAM Radio, Howard and Phil explore the context and meaning behind Schumann’s Manfred Overture, the warm sounds of Bohemian countryside and the array of dances of the Danube in Dvořák’s symphony, and the Hungarian inflections in Strauss’s celebratory Polka Eljen a Magyar.
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SHUMANN Manfred Overture
DVOŘÁK Symphony no. 8 in G major op. 88
J STRAUSS Jr. Polka Eljen a Magyar
Howard Penny cello/director
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