Kinds of Blue bathes in a palette of blue sonorities and bluesy, suspended textures, drawing inspiration from works by Mark Rothko and also from the blue renderings in Derek Jarman’s ‘Chroma’.
Llewellyn Two: Electric Blue
Beyond the ridge, the ranges far is a tone poem composed by Harry Sdraulig for cello and orchestra and inspired by mountain landscapes. It was commissioned by Gisela Püllen and Karl Gordon, and is dedicated to Gisela.
Rimsky-Korsakov had taken the idea of Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights as his starting point…the end result, he said, was a ‘kaleidoscope of fairytale images and designs of Eastern character’, more concerned with the connotations of the East it brings to mind than with literal storytelling.
CSO 2023: CHROMALlewellyn Two: Electric BlueProgram note
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, op. 20
Scriabin’s Piano Concerto, which he composed in 1896, follows in the footsteps of Chopin rather than Tchaikovsky.