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EUROPEAN MUSIC CIRCA 1900

Fin de Siècle

Fin de Siècle
Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
100 E Frederick St, Staunton

Free admission, open seating.

Doors open at 11:15 am. All seating is unreserved.

In 1900 Romanian composer Georges Enescu completed his substantial Octet for Strings, arguably the greatest work in that genre outside of Mendelssohn's famous example. A few years later French composer Maurice Ravel created one of his more popular works, taking inspiration from the newly developed pedal harp designed by the Pleyel firm. Both works celebrate the lavish sounds of turn-of-the-century Europe: a style evolved from the excesses of Wagner to touch the intimate colors and nuance of the Impressionists.

Ravel | Introduction and Allegro for harp and chamber ensemble
Enescu | Octet for Strings in C Major, Op. 7

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Artists involved in this event:

Detailed performer list to be announced

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