ANAM Radio: The Poet, Nature and the Dance (Ep 2 2021)

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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ANAM Radio · ANAM The Poet, Nature and the Dance (Ep 2 2021)


SHUMANN Manfred Overture

DVOŘÁK Symphony no. 8 in G major op. 88

J STRAUSS Jr. Polka Eljen a Magyar


Howard Penny cello/director

ANAM Orchestra


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