Venere e Adone
per piccola orchestra
May 15-16, 2016; Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Dirk Brossé & Salvatore Di Vittorio – conductors; Perelman Theater/Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
To Be Determined
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Per la Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Program Notes/Il Programma
Poema Sinfonico. Pavana.
Secondo Movimento della Sinfonia No. 4 “Metamorfosi”. Ispirata dalla pittura Venere e Adone di Tiziano Vecellio.
Venus and Adonis was originally conceived as the second movement of Sinfonia N. 4 “Metamorfosi”. The symphony as a whole highlights the magical stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with each of the three movements drawing inspiration from an Italian painting related to the stories: The Triumph of Bacchus by Ciro Ferri, Venus and Adonis by Tiziano Vecellio, and Aeneas Escapes from Troy by Federico Barocci. This single movement Venus and Adonis is a pavane for orchestra, primarily based on Titian’s masterful painting. Centering on Venus’ loving attempt to keep Adonis from his fatal hunt, the music follows in the tradition of pavanes by well-known composers such as Maurice Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess and Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane.
World Premiere: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Salvatore Di Vittorio-conductor, Perelman Theater/Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, May 16, 2016