Stravinsky's ballet Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy's Kiss) depicts a child kissed on the head at birth, revisited by the fairy once he has grown into a young man. The Divertimento from this ballet is a concert suite for orchestra, inspired by tunes from Tchaikovsky.
The horn's singing voice is then showcased in Strauss' second Horn Concerto, which features not only the horn as a heroic hunting instrument, but also beautiful sweeping melodies.
Brahms' first symphony took nearly 20 years to complete, and builds on the legacy left by Beethoven. This well-loved work includes restful interludes, grand melodies and majestic triumph.
Stravinsky - Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée
Strauss - Horn Concerto no.2
Brahms - Symphony no.1
Richard Watkins horn
Robert Max conductor
Full Price - £ 16.00
Over 60s - £14.00
Students 16-25/Universal credit - £5.00
Accompanied under 16s - Free
Doors open at 19:00 ready for an 19:30 start
Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes, Latecomers permitted after first piece
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