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A Hero's Life

Susie Park

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 8pm
Miller Auditorium
Raymond Harvey, Conductor
Susie Park, Violin

Prelude talk by Maestro Harvey at 7pm.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 is paired with Strauss's tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) in a program tied to the love interests of their respective composers. The summer of 1812 marked the famous (and un-sent) letters to Beethoven's "immortal beloved." In Strauss's semi-autobiographical work, a solo violin portrays the composer's complex and quixotic wife.


  Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
   Allegro vivace e con brio
   Allegretto scherzando
   Tempo di Menuetto
   Allegro vivace
  Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
   Der Held (The Hero)
   Des Helden Widersacher (The Hero's Adversaries)
   Des Helden Gef hrtin (The Hero's Companion)
   Des Helden Walstatt (The Hero at Battle)
   Des Helden Friedenswerke (The Hero's Works of Peace)
   Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung (The Hero's Retirement from this World and Consummation)
      Susie Park, Violin

Program Notes


Susie Park, Violin


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