Mozart to Wagner to Strauss

  • 2016-2017 Season



Sunday, June 4, 2017, 3:00 PM


Dolan Hall, The Annunciation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

Featured Performers: 

Lynn Czae, Pianist, started her performance career at age of five and won her first major competition when she was just nine years old. Click on her image to learn more.

Mozart' Piano Concerto #23 in A Major has been a favorite of pianists, audiences, and orchestras since Mozart himself premiered it in 1786.  The music is emotionally moving and filled with Mozartean beauty and energy.

Wagner composed the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. Wagner's opera Siegfried, which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. Wagner adapted the material from an unfinished chamber piece into the Idyll before giving the theme to Brunhilde in the opera's final scene.  

Richard Strauss premired his opera Die Frau ohne Schatten in Vienna in 1919. At the end of World War I, in the midst of an impressive creative burst of energy, he composed the Symphonische Fantasie aus Die Frau ohne Schatten. Incorporating themes and passages from the opera, Strauss created a work that stands on its own as a lush example of late romantic orchestral richness.

In a late addtion to our June 4th program, we have added a special treat: Famed hornist Robert Lee Watt will be performing Heinrich Hübler's Concerto for Four Horns, with colleagues Deryck Clarke and Eric Davis

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