don juan

don juan

Sir Andrew Davis - Truls Mørk - MSO

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Concert: Richard Strauss/Elgar/Berlioz Copyright/Ref/Source - (c)BBC et al - 2014 Proms - London - Royal Albert Hall Richard Strauss - Don Juan Elgar-Cello Concerto in E minor Berlioz-Symphonie fantastique Truls Mørk -cello Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis -conductor "...This season’s showcase of global orchestras continues with the Proms debut of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, under its new Chief Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis. Together they explore the musical extremes of passion, despair, love and death. Perhaps the most powerful artistic expression of unrequited love, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is a dark, vivid fantasy inspired by the woman who would eventually become his wife. Strauss too had just married when he composed the soaring love theme of Don Juan. Elgar’s last major work, the Cello Concerto, traces more questioning shades of emotion. There’s a beautiful melancholy and tentative yearning to this work, coloured by the First World War: an elegy by any other name." BBC (c)