Join The Santa Barbara Symphony as we present the World Premiere of a special piece by Austrian composer Richard Dünser, reconceived especially for the mesmerizing four hands of the internationally renowned Silver-Garburg Piano Duo.
The piece originated in 1842 when Robert Schumann wrote his Piano Quartet in E♭ major, Op. 47 with his virtuoso wife, Clara. Later, Johannes Brahms, who was mentored by Schumann, transcribed the quartet into a piano duo.
While the work is rooted in melodic music from the Romantic period, we can expect a few unexpected twists!
Later, you’ll be musically transported to the rugged Scottish hillsides as you experience Mendelssohn’s “Scottish Symphony”. The opening of the introduction, while not attempting to depict the scene, was inspired by a visit to Holyrood Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned. Mendelssohn was also a composer from the Romantic period, a time when emotions and melodies were incorporated into the music.
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Richard Dünser | Robert Schumann Concerto for Piano Four Hands and String Orchestra, after Quartet op. 47 . Arranged by Richard Dünser World Premiere
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “Scottish”