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13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers Tickets start from $35! Rectangle: Rounded Corners: BUY TICKETSBUY TICKETS PROGRAM Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 Audiences will very likely notice a similarity to Beethoven in Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3. It is written in four movements, the first of which is in sonata form.

Although the piano was Louise’s instrument of choice, she was remarkably prolific in the area of chamber music. Besides her three symphonies and two overtures for full orchestra, she wrote two quintets, a sextet, a nonet, and, of course, many piano works. Le Bœuf sur le toit Le Bœuf sur le toit (literally “the ox on the roof”), Op. 58 is a short piece for small orchestra by the composer Darius Milhaud, written in 1919–20. Milhaud conceived the piece as incidental music for any one of the comic silent films of Charlie Chaplin, but it received its premiere as the music for a ballet staged by Jean Cocteau in February 1920.

The composer spent two years in Brazil in the French diplomatic service during the First World War, and was influenced by its music in his own compositions. There have been various explanations of the title: the musicologist James Harding mentions one, that the title was taken from the sign-board of a tavern, and another, that it is from an old Parisian legend of a man in a top-floor flat who insisted on keeping a calf, which grew into a large ox, too big to be removed. Milhaud himself said that it was the title of a Brazilian folk dance. Charles Gounod Symphony No. 1 Composed in 1853-54 as a kind of ‘musical vacation’ from the operas he was busy with, Gouod’s first symphony was given its official premiere in Paris at a concert of the Société des jeunes artistes on March 4, 1855 under the direction of Georges Paseldoup. The publisher Colombier issued score, parts and an arrangement for piano duet by the young Georges Bizet. This work might have served to inspire Bizet to try his own hand at the symphonic form as made the arrangement for piano duet shortly before starting his own Symphony in C major, which was forgotten for many years after Bizet’s death. About the Composers Louise Farrenc

Louise Farrenc (May 31, 1804 – September 15, 1875) was a French composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher. MORE INFORMATION   Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod, in full Charles-françois Gounod, (born June 17, 1818, Paris, France—died Oct. 18, 1893, Saint-Cloud, near Paris), French composer noted particularly for his operas, of which the most famous is Faust. Gounod’s melodic vein is unmistakably original. MORE INFORMATION Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud, (born Sept. 4, 1892, Aix-en-Provence, France—died June 22, 1974, Geneva, Switz.), a principal French composer of the 20th century known especially for his development of polytonality (simultaneous use of different keys). Born of a Provençal Jewish family, Milhaud studied under Paul Dukas and Vincent d’Indy at the Paris Conservatory. MORE INFORMATION 239.277.1700 |   Follow us on our social media for more updates: Facebook   Twitter   Youtube   Instagram   Website   Email  

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