French Hornist & Conductor James Sommerville (Webcast)

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Airs, dances, and waltzes: French hornist and conductor James Sommerville

Our performance at this concert of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes will offer Sommerville a welcome opportunity to show his considerable gifts as a conductor. Bursting with syncopation and interesting metre changes, the waltzes are also just that: oom-pah-pahing songs meant for popular audiences. Tremendous hits in Vienna (is there a better measure of a waltz’s mark?), the works earned Brahms a fortune — but, alas, not the hand of Clara Schumann, in whose honour it’s thought they were secretly written. Clara’s hands were more than full already with her demanding husband Robert, not to mention her career as one of Europe’s greatest pianists.

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
  • Ottorino Respighi
    Ancient Airs and Dances – Suite III
  • Kati Agócs
    Horn Concerto
    Canadian premiere performance, co-commissioned by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with support from the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Johannes Brahms
    Liebeslieder Waltzes, arr. Hermann

Date(s) - 14/06/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

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James Sommerville, horn soloist & conductor. Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

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