Mozart's Attic Thursday June 29th at 10:00 PM
We begin with two musical tribute pieces this week that could hardly be more different in tone, but are nonetheless related through the use of old Baroque forms,
Maurice Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin is ostensibly an homage to the great 17th and 18th century organist, Francois Couperin – but not so fast; each of the dances is individually dedicated to a friend fallen in the Great War of 1914.
Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite is a bicentennial celebration of Norwegian playwright and humanist Ludwig Holberg, born in 1684 and nowadays hardly remembered other than as the subject of Grieg’s admiration.
Later in the program we'll have a little tribute of our own to Le Grand Couperin, and we'll continue with the cycle of Mendelssohn's String Symphonies.