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The Most Authentic Classical Music Hall in Asia

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Sat 23 Mar 12:00 - 16:00

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An acoustic quality of the hall has been praised as a “jewelry box of sound” by the legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan, and all of world known classical music players have performed on the stage. This time, Yokohama based non-professional orchestra named Minato Mirai 21 Orchestra will play Gustav Mahler and Leos Janacek – Moravia in Czech originated composers.

Program
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No 6
- Leos Janachek - Sinfonietta

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Concert Admission : JPY 1,500.
Ticket is available at the hall ticket desk on 23rd March

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Symphony No. 6 (Mahler)
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Symphony No. 6 in A minor by Gustav Mahler is a symphony in four movements, composed in Protected content Protected content 1906; scoring repeatedly revised). Mahler conducted the work's first performance at the Saalbau concert hall in Essen on May 27, Protected content . It is sometimes referred to by the nickname Tragische ("Tragic"). Mahler composed the symphony at what was apparently an exceptionally happy time in his life, as he had married Alma Schindler in Protected content , and during the course of the work's composition his second daughter was born. This contrasts with the tragic, even nihilistic, ending of No. 6. Both Alban Berg and Anton Webern praised the work when they first heard it. Berg expressed his opinion of the stature of this symphony in a Protected content to Webern:

"Es gibt doch nur eine VI. trotz der Pastorale." (There is only one Sixth, the Pastoral notwithstanding.)

The symphony is scored for large orchestra, consisting of the following:

Woodwinds
piccolo (used only in movement 4)
4 flutes (3rd and 4th doubling 2nd and 3rd piccolos)
4 oboes (3rd and 4th doubling 2nd and 3rd cor anglais; 2nd cor anglais used only in movement 2)
cor anglais (used only in movement 4)
E♭ clarinet (doubling 4th clarinet)
3 B♭ and A clarinets
bass clarinet
4 bassoons (4th used only in movement 4)
contrabassoon

Brass
8 horns
6 trumpets (5th and 6th used only in movement 4)
4 trombones (4th used only in movement 4)
tuba
Percussion
6 timpani (two players)
bass drum
snare drum
cymbals
triangle
cowbells (offstage in movements 1 and 4, onstage in Andante)
hammer[nb 1] (used only in movement 4)
tam-tam
rute
deep, untuned bells (used only in movement 4, offstage)
glockenspiel
xylophone
Keyboards
celesta

Strings
2 harps
1st violins
2nd violins
violas
cellos
double basses

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Bernstein - Wiener philiharmoniker

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Sinfonietta (Janáček)
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The Sinfonietta (subtitled “Military Sinfonietta” or “Sokol Festival”) is a very expressive and festive, late work for large orchestra (of which 25 are brass players) by the Czech composer Leoš Janáček. It is dedicated “To the Czechoslovak Army” and Janáček said it was intended to express “contemporary free man, his spiritual beauty and joy, his strength, courage and determination to fight for victory.” It started by Janáček listening to a brass band, becoming inspired to write some fanfares of his own. When the organisers of the Sokol Gymnastic Festival approached him for a commission, he developed the material into the Sinfonietta. He later dropped the word military. The first performance was in Prague on 26 June Protected content Václav Talich.

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