Great Inventions – Music of Surprise and Delight
11:00am and 3:00pm, 25 July 2021
Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank
Conducted by Benjamin Bayl and hosted by Guy Noble, this concert in QSO’s Music on Sundays series features music by the great composers, each one marked by a unique attempt to try something different.
Beethoven wrote the second movement of his Eighth Symphony to sound like an invention of his day (the metronome) and Haydn was also inspired by the mechanical world – his famous Symphony No. 101 has a delightful ticking melody in the second movement that earned it the nickname ‘The Clock’. Debussy sought to mimic the sound of Indonesian Gamelan music in his Pagodes from Estampes.
The concert program includes:
HAYDN Creation Part 1, Representation of Chaos
HAYDN Symphony No.101 in D (The Clock), mvt 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8, mvt 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol
SAMUEL JONES Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
DEBUSSY (arr. Caplet) Pagodes from Estampes