Conductor Richard Davis
Host Guy Noble
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Op.66a, TH 234
Strauss, Johann, Jr. Fairytales from the Orient (Märchen aus dem Orient), Op.444
Prokofiev Excerpts from Cinderella
Rimsky-Korsakov Excerpts from Scheherazade, Op.35
You only have to look at current hit TV shows Once Upon A Time and Grimm to see that fairytales will always be popular.
The Romantic composers knew this years ago so made sure many of their large-scale classics had a liberal sprinkling of sprites, wraiths and princesses.
This Sunday’s concert features four fairytale-inspired pieces to arouse the imagination including: Tchaikovsky’s elegant, lush ballet Sleeping Beauty; Strauss’ waltz Fairytales from the Orient; Prokofiev’s irresistible Cinderella; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (which is a must for fans of Aladdin and The Arabian Nights).
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