April 22, 2017
The subtleties of Liadov’s moonlit stillness create a mystical mood that serves as the perfect backdrop for Pärt’s In Principio. Juxtaposing massive brass chords with an almost stoic calm from the Lima Symphony Chorus, Pärt sets the famous opening of the gospel of St. John to music that is as pure as it is engaging. Nearly twenty years in the making, Brahm’s First Symphony is one of the most distinctive and magnificent works of symphonic literature. From its fierce and arresting introduction to the final triumphant blaze of sound, this work is inexhaustible in its power to thrill and transport listeners.
|Anatole Liadov||The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62|
|Arvo Pärt||In Principio|
|Lima Symphony Chorus|
|Johannes Brahms||Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 168|
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