Brahms and Mozart
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 8 pm Chenery Auditorium
Prelude talk begins at 7:00 p.m.
One of Brahms's greatest choral works, Schicksalslied pairs perfectly with the drama and sophistication of the grandiose Jupiter-Mozart's final symphony.
Assertive and forthright from its opening, Mozart's Jupiter is music of majesty and sweep, convincingly bringing to mind the king of the ancient Roman gods. Inspired by the poet Friedrich Holderlin, Brahms's Song of Destiny contrasts the lives of the "blessed ones" in Greek Elysium's paradise with the plight of mere mortals on earth, caught in a perpetual and unavailing struggle against Fate and Destiny.
Brahms N nie
Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Mozart Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)
Raymond Harvey, Conductor
Bach Festival Chorus
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra