Irina Del Genio, Elgin Community College associate dean of visual and performing Arts, and John Schwartz, frequent ECC and Gail Borden Public Library lecturer, will explore and discuss the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his Francesca da Rimini -- a fiery tone poem
about two doomed lovers -- and the times in which it was composed.
Macbeth is not only Strauss's first tone poem
, but, from an editorial standpoint, his most complex, having undergone several revisions.
Sibelius is known mainly today for the magnificent seven symphonies, the Violin Concerto and the tone poems
, of which Finlandia and The Swan of Tuonela are probably the most popular.
The tone poem
'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' was composed in 1986 and has moments of rise and falls as depicted by Strauss through the use of pitch rhythm.
This concert, conducted by local violinist Mark Lansom, also includes Dvorak's tone poem
The Noon Witch and Brahms' magnificent Second Symphony.
It had its second-half counterpart in the tone poem
Also sprach Zarathustra -the 'Sunrise'' introduction Strauss''s most instantly recognizable theme thanks to Kubrick''s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Jennifer Higdon's short tone poem
"blue cathedral," with which the Eugene Symphony will kick off its Tchaikovsky evening next week, is the most performed piece of new orchestral music in the United States.
Feld's Etoile Polaire, a solo to Philip Glass for apprentice Kaitlyn Gilliland, was more a tone poem
than a full-fledged ballet.
Famed photographer Bruce Weber's tone poem
on his love of dogs typically jumps all over the map to cover Dirk Bogarde, Elizabeth Taylor, and 9/11.
More a tone poem
than a drama, Defile in Veil is nonetheless dramatic in its expression of the relationship between the interior and the exterior of its solitary protagonist.
Elephant succeeds not as an act of analysis but as an act of mourning, a tone poem
of grief in which the American high school--that locus of adolescent anguish and repression in so many movies--is transformed into a kind of holy site, suffused with a beauty that belongs only to youth.
Harmonic ambiguity--suggestive for Liszt in his twilight years of the illusory nature of life?--permeates the last three works: the nostalgic Ehemals ("Old Times"), the dark and plodding Ungarisch ("Hungarian," supposedly an autobiographical sketch) and Polnisch (a mazurka in B-flat minor that erupts into a full-fledged tone poem