Vivaldi, the “man of many concertos” (about 550 of them) introduced the second November session with one of his several concertos for four violins – in this instance the most popular of them (the B minor one). Mozart (a man of many symphonies - 41 of them) was our major focus with the very last of his 41, commonly known as the “Jupiter”, so named for no other reason than for publicity purposes. Joaquin Rodrigo known famously for just one concerto – “Concierto de Aranjuez” proved that genius is not necessarily determined by how many, but with the quality of what you produce, while Torvil and Dean showed genius of another sort in their interpretation of Ravel’s Bolero and a wonderful climax to our Music sessions for 2021.
Many thanks to all who formed the “Class of 2021” for your input and encouragement in what may be described (due to Covid) as “Interrupted Melody”.
On the Town
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Session Notes - 26th
Vivaldi - Concerto for 4 Violins
Mozart - Symphony No. 41
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
Ravel - Bolero