Apollo and Dionysus

RUNNING TIME
2hr. 20min. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Philosophers from Plato to Nietzsche used these mythological figures to represent human nature at war with itself: torn between reason, discipline, formal beauty--and sensuality, earthly pleasure, desire. Find out which god you follow in this concert of music inspired by the god of enlightenment and the god of wine. Program Arthur Bliss - Hymn to Apollo (1926/65) ( New York premiere ) Luigi Dallapiccola - Frammenti Sinfonici from ballet Marsia (1947) Hans Werner Henze - Symphony no. 3 (1949-50) Granville Bantock - Prelude to 'The Bacchanals' (1929/45) Albert Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane, op. 43, Suites 1 & 2 (1930)

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