New York Choral Society: Beethoven's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage And Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony
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The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director, for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven's exquisite tone poem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, a setting of two poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In striving to evoke the contrasting moods of those poems, Beethoven wrote some of his most descriptive and evocative music. The magnificence of the work lies not only in Beethoven's extraordinary ability to paint vivid pictures--of still winds, rippling waves, stirring swells, and massive gusts--but also in his understanding of the power of transformation, expressed n this work.
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