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JP Symphony Orchestra Debut Concert

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JP Symphony Orchestra Debut Concert 


William Shoucair, Director


 


Program:




Symphony No. 3 in D major Franz Schubert


Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200, was written between 24 May and 19 July 1815, a few months after his eighteenth birthday. The length of this symphony is approximately 21–23 minutes. It is in four movements:



  • I. Adagio maestoso — Allegro con brio

  • II. Allegretto in G major

  • III. Menuetto. Vivace

  • IV. Presto vivace


The Allegro con brio, which follows a broad introduction in a form which reminds us of the French Overture in two parts, the first slow and dramatic, the second more lyrical, is remarkable for its charm and the interplay of solo clarinet with syncopated strings, which developed pp from within the bounds of the style of chamber music to the larger sphere of the symphonic form. This is an extremely dramatic movement in sonata form. It owes much, as Michael Trapp points out in the liner notes of Günter Wand's recording, to the influence of Rossini, whose music was quite popular at the time, particularly evident in the overture-like structure.


A delightful Allegretto in ternary form follows, full of grace and humor.


Then comes a high-spirited Minuet, which, with its accented up-beats, suggests a scherzo and a popular flavor due to this low and popular gesture, and is contrasted by a graceful Ländler-like trio.


The concluding Presto in tarantella rhythm is remarkable for its bold harmonic progressions and for its wealth of dynamic contrast. This movement is in sonata form with a looser conception. 


 


Symphony No. 104 in D major Joseph Haydn


The Symphony in D major (Hoboken 1/104) is Joseph Haydn's final symphony. It is the last of the twelve so-called London Symphonies, and is known (somewhat arbitrarily, given the existence of eleven others) as the London Symphony.


The work was composed by Haydn while he was living in London in 1795, and premiered there at the King’s Theatre on 4 May 1795, in a concert featuring Haydn's own compositions and directed by the composer.  The premiere was a success; Haydn wrote in his diary "The whole company was thoroughly pleased and so was I. I made 4000 gulden on this evening: such a thing is possible only in England."

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