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Symphony Hall in Osaka – Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Brahms

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Symphony Hall – Wagner Rienzi, Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien, Brahms Sym. No.4

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Program:
Wilhelm Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien
J Brahms: Symphony No 4

Players:
Doshisha Symphony Orchestra
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Rienzi
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Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen (Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes; WWV Protected content an early opera by Richard Wagner in five acts, with the libretto written by the composer after Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel of the same name Protected content . The title is commonly shortened to Rienzi. Written between July Protected content November Protected content , it was first performed at the Hofoper, Dresden, on 20 October Protected content , and was the composer's first success.
The opera is set in Rome and is based on the life of Cola di Rienzi Protected content , a late medieval Italian populist figure who succeeds in outwitting and then defeating the nobles and their followers and in raising the power of the people. Magnanimous at first, he is forced by events to crush the nobles' rebellion against the people's power, but popular opinion changes and even the Church, which had urged him to assert himself, turns against him. In the end the populace burns the Capitol, in which Rienzi and a few adherents have made a last stand.
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Capriccio Italien
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The Capriccio Italien, Op. 45, is a fantasy for orchestra composed between January and May Protected content Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. A typical performance of the piece lasts about 15 minutes.

The Capriccio is scored for: 3 flutes (3rd doubling on piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 cornets in A, 2 trumpets in E, 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass), tuba, 3 timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel, harp and strings.
After a brief bugle call, inspired by bugle call Tchaikovsky heard daily in his rooms at the Hotel Constanzi, next door to the barracks of the Royal Italian Cuirasseurs,[6] a stoic, heroic, unsmiling melody is played by the strings. Eventually, this gives way to music sounding as if it could be played by an Italian street band, beginning in the winds and ending with the whole orchestra.[7] Next, a lively march ensues, followed by a lively tarantella, a Cicuzza.[4]
The brothers were there during Carnival, and, despite calling it "a folly," the composer was able to soak up Italian street music and folk songs which he then incorporated into his Capriccio.[8] This enables some "bright primary colors and uncomplicated tunefulness."[9]

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Symphony No. 4 (Brahms)
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The Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms is the last of his symphonies. Brahms began working on the piece in Mürzzuschlag, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Protected content , just a year after completing his Symphony No. 3. It was premiered on October 25, Protected content Meiningen, Germany.
The symphony is scored for two flutes (one doubling on piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, triangle (third movement only), and strings.

The symphony is divided into four movements with the following tempo markings:
1. Allegro non troppo (E minor)
2. Andante moderato (E minor/major)
3. Allegro giocoso (C major)
4. Allegro energico e passionato (E minor)
Among the four symphonies by Brahms this is the only one ending in a minor key. A typical performance lasts about 40 minutes.

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Chamber Orchestra of Europe Bernard Haitink, conductor