Sir James performs at the Lucerne Festival
KKL Luzerne, Concert Hall at 19.30.
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Daniel Dodds violin and musical direction
Sir James Galway flute
Sir James Galway’s 40th Anniversary in Lucerne
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
Symphony in A major, K. 201 (186a)
Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 (285d)
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande, Op. 46
Reunite with a legend: to mark the 40th anniversary of his Festival stage
debut, Sir James Galway, ”the man with the golden flute,” will play Mozart’s
D major Concerto, K. 314. The fact that its composer actually disdained the flute is impossible to tell from a single bar of this score. And if Mozart had known Galway, you can be sure he would have written more than two concertos for the instrument. Sir James enchants with his exquisite sound, immaculate technique, musical thoughtfulness, and spirited demeanor. To start the program, the Festival Strings will play another Mozart piece, the dazzling Symphony in A major, K. 201, which sets off veritable fireworks with its “Mannheim rocket” theme in the finale: audiences of the time found it so thrilling that they broke into applause. The second half will present a psychological drama from 1905: Jean Sibelius’s incidental music to Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande – a Finnish alternative to the adaptations by Fauré, Debussy, and Schoenberg.
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