Apollo and Dionysus

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2hr. 20min. (1 intermission)
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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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