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concert Marin Alsop conducts Britten's The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra The Britten-Pears Orchestra for young musicians

The Britten-Pears Orchestra for young musicians

Marin Alsop conducts Britten's The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra The Britten-Pears Orchestra for young musicians

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Like Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals or Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, the great English composer Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a delightful introduction to classical music, an ideal first foray into a vast and intriguing sonic world. The enchanting work, subtitled Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, is inspired by a simple Irish dance from a 1695 suite written to accompany the play Abdelazer. Britten shines a light on every facet of the theme and melody, giving each instrument in the orchestra a chance to shine!

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Program

  • Benjamin Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
    • Theme: Allegro maestoso e largamente (Tutti, woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion)
    • Variation A: Presto (Flutes and Piccolo)
    • Variation B: Lento (Oboes)
    • Variation C: Moderato (Clarinets)
    • Variation D: Allegro alla marcia (Bassoons)
    • Variation E: Brillante: alla polacca (Violins)
    • Variation F: Meno mosso (Violas)
    • Variation G: Lusingando (Cellos)
    • Variation H: Cominciando lento ma poco a poco accellerando al Allegro (Double basses)
    • Variation I: Maestoso (Harp)
    • Variation J: L’istesso tempo (French horns)
    • Variation K: Vivace (Trumpets)
    • Variation L: Allegro pomposo (Trombones and tuba)
    • Variation M: Moderato (Percussion: Timpani; Bass drum & Cymbals; Tambourine & Triangle; Snare drum & woodblock; Xylophone; Castanets & Tam-tam; Whip; percussion tutti)
    • Fugue: Allegro molto

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Peter Troch
  • Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 20 min
  • Production: © Naxos
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