The ensemble will also perform two adaptations of Byron’s poem, “Manfred”. In the poem, written in 1816, Byron describes the antihero so typical of the Romantic period, who defies the laws of religious belief and decides to commit his dying soul neither to Heaven or to Hell. This character inspired Robert Schumann to put the poem to music under the title “Manfred: Dramatic Poem with Music in Three Parts”. After some initial hesitation, Tchaikovsky, who knew both the story and Schumann’s adaptation, wrote a programmatic symphony based on the subject. Both composers manage in an impressive way to represent the emotional battle of the protagonist who reaches his decision when faced with death.
Manfred Overture, op. 115
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 77
Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Manfred Symphony, op. 58
- Kathy Kang
- das junge orchester NRW
- Ingo Ernst Reihl
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