UMC Concert Series presents, Scottish Chamber Orchestra ... Friday, November 4, 1988, Jesse Auditorium
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"It might be argued, in general, that there are only three reasons why a composer should be singled out for true greatness. First, a composer is valued if he is a genuine innovator. Although Cicero proclaimed in the century before Christ that "there is nothing new under the sun," he was undoubtedly wrong. From time to time, new ideas or ideas perceived to be new have been brought to bear on the composer's art. Such genius is typically lionized. Second, a composer is honored if he is able to elevate the existing materials of composition to a higher level of sophistication-if he is a refiner of prevailing methods. He does not write music that is especially new, but his compositional gifts mark him as extraordinary! Finally, a composer acquires certain stature if he is identified as an important popularizer of musical ideas or becomes a model for those who come after him. Indeed, the power of an individual composer to serve as an influence on others can straddle the ages. Most importantly, perhaps, these criteria are not mutually exclusive."--Program Notes.
Table of Contents
SYmphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 -- Into the Labyrinth -- Intermission -- Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 -- An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise