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This week the Cuenca Symphonic Orchestra with Emmanuel Siffert

The Symphonic Orchestra of Cuenca, under the baton of the invited director Emmanuel Siffert (Switzerland), with the participation of the bassoon bassist Christian Torres, member of the OSC, presents the I Concert of the I Season 2018, this Friday, January 12 in the church from El Sagrario (Old Cathedral Museum) at 8 PM. Admission is free until full capacity.

This is the repertoire:

Introduction, Scherzo und Finale - Robert Schumann Pertaining to German Romanticism. Composed in three sections. It is an atypical work, since it is not a symphony, nor an overture. It is a substantial composition, although it lacks the proportions of Schumann's symphonies. One can easily hear in this early work the composer's struggle to master classical forms and procedures while continuing to allow his romantic imagination to be inflamed.

Concert for Double Bass and Orchestra in F# minor, Op. 3 - Sergei Koussevittzky This concert, composed in 1905, is a challenge for the performer as it presents great melodies of extended phrases and in other passages exhibits high technical difficulty with fragments of speed and precision. In this work, Koussevitzky clearly refers not only to the concerts for solo instruments of the time, but also to the operas and vocal works of France and Germany. The concert consists of the three conventional movements of a classical concert, but with some particularities. It is a cyclic work in three movements, its form is A-B-A. It has lyrical sections where the double bass sounds exceptionally expressive.

The Recolte du Ble - René Gerber. Work inspired both by French Impressionism and the painting The Recolte du Ble, "Wheat Harvest" by the Dutch painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The instrumentation is very colorful, typical of impressionism, but always delicate with the combination of winds, percussion and strings in a striking and exquisite game of motives.

Hamlet - Overture Fantasia Op.67 - Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky The composer said that "Hamlet is very much to my taste, but it is diabolically difficult". This overture is a very important work of the musical repertoire, inspired by the drama of Shakespeare. It has the instrumentation in blocks with a great relevance of metals and is very virtuous for the strings.

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Lcda. Ana Dávila Vázquez, Manager, Cuenca Symphony Orchestra