Max Derrickson

Writing Music Program Notes for Over 20 Years

Tag: Pablo de Sarasate

Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20

Gypsy music was prominent in Spain during Sarasate’s life – in fact, the music and dance of flamenco is essentially Gypsy music. But for Zigeunerweisen, Sarasate was charmed by Western Europe’s current love affair with the Gypsy music from Hungary, thanks both to Brahms and Liszt. But the underlying tunes are really simply vehicles for virtuosic splendor.

Lalo – Symphonie espagnole in D-minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21

Édouard Lalo (Born in Lille, France, in 1823; died in Paris, in 1892) Symphonie espagnole in D-minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21 Allegro non troppo Scherzando: Allegro molto Intermezzo: Allegro non troppo Andante Rondo: Allegro Just as Mozart struggled with a fickle and finicky Viennese public in his last decade, so too did Lalo run up […]