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Liszt & Rachmaninoff

2023-24 Season: Classical Series

Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Saturday, April 6, 2024, 7:30 PM EST


2 Hours


This Liszt and Rachmaninoff concert commemorates composers who created symphonic poems from thought provoking paintings. Inspired by Böcklin’s painting of a small boat on the unwelcoming sea near an island, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead portrays the menacing waves concluding with a jubilation of reaching the island. Franz Liszt’s victorious Hunnenschlacht was devised from Battle of the Huns painting. Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre portrays the skeletons dancing on their graves with unique usage of the xylophone for clattering bones. Finally, the YSO is a proud to perform the world premiere of William Popps’ The Galleries.

Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse macabre
William Popp – The Galleries (World Premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninoff – The Isle of the Dead
Franz Liszt – Hunnenschlacht (Battle of the Huns)


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