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Cuenca Symphony Concert in honor of National University of Education

The Cuenca Symphony Orchestra under the baton of teachers Michael Meissner, director, and Chris McCracken, Director and Guest Soloist, presents the fourth concert of the Season II, 2016, Thursday, September 29, at 8 PM in the theater Carlos Cueva Tamariz with free entry, which is performed in honor of the National University of Education. The repertoire is as follows:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Opus 43 is a concertante work. Written for piano and orchestra, in a style similar to a piano concerto. The score includes a notation that says it was written in the Villa Senar, between 3 July, and 18 August, 1934. Rachmaninoff, remarkable interpreter of his own works, participated in the debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski, on November 7, 1934, at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland.

The piece is a set of 24 variations on the Caprice No. 24 for Niccolò Paganini violin solo. Although without interruptions, there are actually three main sections, which correspond to the distribution of a classical piano concert: the first movement includes up to variation 11; the second, between 12 and 18, and the third contains the others.

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Opus 13 is now regarded as a finely built dynamic representation of Russian symphonic tradition, in the words of the English composer Robert Simpson, "a compelling single powerful work in its own right, which has its roots in the works of Borodin and Tchaikovsky, but, and reaching a tragic and heroic expression remains above the pathos of his later music." With the rediscovery in recent years, Rachmaninoff's music in general, the First Symphony has been recorded on numerous occasions and is interpreted quite frequently.
Ms. Ana Vázquez Dávila. Master
Public Relations Officer, Symphony Orchestra of  Cuenca