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Michel Tilkin, Conductor German Sound Horn, Soloist

A treasured sonority of the Romantic-era was the noble, warm sound of horns.  Because of their hunting origins, they conjure perfectly the unspoiled forests of the German landscape.  Schumann celebrated the instrument in his Concert Piece for Four Horns.  It is a true concerto in three movements, for a quartet of soloists, in the spirit of the Baroque concerto grosso form.  In the grand tradition of other symphonic giants, Bruckner’s last symphony was in fact the ninth.  Although he didn't have time to complete the finale (various realisations followed his death of course), enough had been prepared and sketched for the work to truly stand as his definitive last symphonic statement.  Indeed, it is a mighty and profound edifice – a summation of his life’s considerable work.  The two previous symphonies had been dedicated to earthly Kings.  However, the ninth he dedicated to the very highest power: “And now I dedicate my last work to the majesty of all the majesties, the beloved God, and hope that he will give me so much time to complete the same."

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A treasured sonority of the Romantic-era was the noble, warm sound of horns.  Because of their hunting origins, they conjure perfectly the unspoiled forests of the German landscape.  Schumann celebrated the instrument in his Concert Piece for Four Horns.  It is a true concerto in three movements, for a quartet of soloists, in the spirit of the Baroque concerto grosso form.  In the grand tradition of other symphonic giants, Bruckner’s last symphony was in fact the ninth.  Although he didn't have time to complete the finale (various realisations followed his death of course), enough had been prepared and sketched for the work to truly stand as his definitive last symphonic statement.  Indeed, it is a mighty and profound edifice – a summation of his life’s considerable work.  The two previous symphonies had been dedicated to earthly Kings.  However, the ninth he dedicated to the very highest power: “And now I dedicate my last work to the majesty of all the majesties, the beloved God, and hope that he will give me so much time to complete the same."

Date

01 May 2021

Time

7:30 PM

Venue

Thailand Cultural Centre, Main Hall

Orchestra

RBSO

Conductor

Michel Tilkin

Soloist

German Horn Sound

Programme

Robert Schumann:
Concert Piece for 4 horns
Anton Bruckner:
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Cahis 18)

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