Harmoniemusik from Der Rosenkavalier (UK Premiere) (47’)
The SCO’s renowned Wind Soloists and the outstanding wind students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland join forces for a witty instrumental traversal of one of Richard Strauss’ best-loved operas.
Der Rosenkavalier is a bittersweet comedy, whose quartet of lovers – of wildly different ages and personalities – go through lust and heartbreak, regret and resignation before finding contentment (well, mostly) at the work’s radiant conclusion. Inspired by a centuries-old tradition, celebrated oboist, composer and arranger Nigel Shore has reimagined the opera as a lavish, entertaining creation for large wind ensemble, one movement per act, whose music conveys the opera’s surging passions, boisterous dances and ecstatic climax.
Please note: This concert programme is not part of the Edinburgh multibuy offer. The performance at RCS will be operating without social distancing.