- UBC School of Music
- UBC Symphony Orchestra with Krisztina Szabó
UBC Symphony Orchestra with Krisztina Szabó
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Girard conductor
Mikhail Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Ernest Chausson Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19
Krisztina Szabó mezzo soprano
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64
The UBC Symphony Orchestra presents an animated program of music by Glinka, Chausson and Tchaikovsky, with mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó as featured guest.
Composed between 1837-42, Mikhail Glinka’s opera Russlan and Lyudmila is based on Alexander Pushkin’s poem of the same name. Although seldom performed as a full-scale opera today, the opera is now fondly remembered for its lively overture. It is full of exciting twists and turns, and infamous for being devilishly difficult for double bassists to play.
Ernest Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Poem of Love and the Sea), Op. 19 is a song cycle for voice and orchestra, composed between 1882 and 1892 and dedicated to composer Henri Duparc. The work is based on the poems La Fleur des eaux (The Flower of the Waters) and La Mort de l’amour (The Death of Love) by Chausson’s friend Maurice Bouchor (1855–1929).