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Enigma Variations


Sunday, 10 November 2024

2:45 pm


Stanford - Irish Rhapsody No. 1

Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad

R. Strauss - Oboe Concerto

Jessy L Reason - Lament “World Premiere”

Elgar - Enigma Variations

The Enigma Variations is the work that firmly established Elgar as one of Britain’s greatest composers. A brilliant portrayal of his friends and acquaintances, some tender, some humorous, some bombastic, but always with noble affection at its core.

Armand Djikoloum is a brilliant young oboeist who makes his Worthing debut playing Strauss’s Oboe Concerto. The work was written towards the end of the composer’s life during what is often described as his ‘Indian summer’. The concerto was composed at the request of a young American G.I who visited Strauss at his home in Bavaria in the closing

days of World War II.

In the 100th anniversary of Stanford’s death, WSO performs his brilliant Irish Rhapsody No. 1 which includes the famous Londonderry Air.

Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad is a much-loved orchestral rhapsody based on his song cycle setting of the poems of A. E. Houseman.

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