BEING hanged for blasphemy was a pretty dramatic way for the German peasant folk hero Till Eulenspiegel
to say goodbye to this world, particularly in the musical portrayal of his life by Richard Strauss.
The books tell stories about wise fools from old times, including Djuha, Till Eulenspiegel
and Nasreddin Hodja.
John hosted the Northeast Horn Workshop at SUNY Purchase in 2005, featuring three IHS Honorary Members: Gunther Schuller (discussing the horn solo in Till Eulenspiegel
), Willie Ruff (in performance with his duo partner, pianist Dwike Mitchell), and Verne Reynolds; although Reynolds was unable to attend, his 48 Etudes were performed and recorded by a series of artists.
There are 203 days left in the year 1572 - Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist) 1776 - John Constable England, landscape painter (Hay Wain) 1823 - James L Kemper Maj Gen, hero at Battle of Williamsberg 1847 - Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett leader of English women's movement 1864 - Richard Strauss Mnchen Germany, composer (Till Eulenspiegel
) 1900 - Lawrence E Spivak Bkln NY, news panelist (Meet the Press) 1903 - Ernie Nevers NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals) 1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso 1911 - Russ Hodges Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights) .
King song), BRAHMS' LULLABY, "BUNTHORNE'S SONG" (Gilbert & Sullivan), DUKE BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE (Bartok opera), "ELMER'S TUNE," "SAM'S SONG," "SIEGFRIED'S IDYLL"/ "RHINE JOURNEY" (Wagner), "SOLVEIG'S SONG" (Grieg), THE SORCERER S APPRENTICE (Dukas), TILL EULENSPIEGEL
'S MERRY PRANKS (Strauss)
Liverpool Everyman, Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4776 - to Thu, 22 Jun MUSIC Concerto for Orchestra Once upon a time a practical joker causes mayhem in medieval Germany: you'll hear every bang, crash and giggle in Strauss's outrageous Till Eulenspiegel
. Exiled and ill, Bela Bartok looks into his soul and finds a roof-raising shout of joy in his irresistibly colourful Concerto for Orchestra.
On the morning of October 9, 1989, Masur had planned to rehearse Richard Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegel
." But fearing the Monday civil rights demonstrations then rocking the GDR could result in a bloodbath, he published an appeal for non-violence, joined by five other political and cultural celebrities.
Einmal Anders!" by Richard Strauss, arranged for violin, clarinet, French horn, bassoon and double bass.
The versatile artist has been Composer in Residence for the NeukE[micro]lln Opera and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) for whom she created the Turkish version of "Till Eulenspiegel
" (The Owl's Mirror) as "Keloy-lan," and for the Amsterdam Opera she composed a new version of Verdi's "Aida" with gospel choir and oriental percussion.
The bonus video materials include a short excerpt from the Strauss biopic, Ein Leben fiir Musik (A Life for Musk), in which Strauss himself appears, as well as a complete performance of Till Eulenspiegel
conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler.
After an initial melodic phrase is offered by the voice (a theme that derives directly from Till Eulenspiegel
), the voice then doubles the piano part for the remainder of the song.