Hans Christian Andersen 03/11/2005 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Hans Christian Andersen – Leon Botstein The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1974) – Anna Harwell Celenza Overture to Klein Idas Blumen [Little Ida’s Flowers] (1916) – Anna Harwell Celenza Chant du rossignol [Song of the Nightingale] (1917) – Maya Pritsker Die…

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1974) By Anna Harwell Celenza Written for the concert Hans Christian Andersen, performed on March 11, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Like many of Andersen’s fairy tales, The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838) was written as a personal commentary on the joys and sorrows of life. Andersen regularly used…

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Overture to Klein Idas Blumen [Little Ida’s Flowers] (1916) By Anna Harwell Celenza Written for the concert Hans Christian Andersen, performed on March 11, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. “When words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen included this motto in the Thirty-Second Night of his Picturebook without Pictures, and in many…

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Chant du rossignol [Song of the Nightingale] (1917) By Maya Pritsker Written for the concert Hans Christian Andersen, performed on March 11, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Works of Hans Christian Andersen have been translated and published in Russia since 1845. The last decades of the nineteenth century, however, witnessed a special…

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Die Seejungfrau [The Mermaid] (1903) By Christopher H. Gibbs, Bard College Written for the concert Hans Christian Andersen, performed on March 11, 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. “At first Schoenberg’s teacher, he later became his pupil.” Alma Mahler’s verdict on Alexander von Zemlinsky, her own former teacher and lover, is neither literally…

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