The Dolci Show

Dolci Show #10: 20th Century Baroque - Morricone and Krenek

May 30, 2020 Ted Rust and Viva Knight
The Dolci Show
Dolci Show #10: 20th Century Baroque - Morricone and Krenek
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The Dolci Show
Dolci Show #10: 20th Century Baroque - Morricone and Krenek
May 30, 2020
Ted Rust and Viva Knight

Gabriel’s Oboe                                                                     Ennio Morricone (1928 -)

Ennio Morricone is a prolific Italian composer of film scores and concert music. This piece is from a scene in The Mission (1968) in which the central character, a missionary priest, plays his Baroque oboe for a band of Indians who have captured him in the Amazonian forest. His music persuades them to spare his life. Some oboe playing can have the opposite effect.

 Two Themes of Handel, opus 85a                                 Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)
Andante -- Allegretto
Ernst Krenek was an Austrian avant-garde composer of radically atonal music for the first half of his career. His work was denounced as “degenerate” by the Gestapo, forcing him to leave Austria. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1938. Following Stravinski’s lead, he adopted an elegant neoclassical style for these settings of themes by George Frideric Handel.

Show Notes

Gabriel’s Oboe                                                                     Ennio Morricone (1928 -)

Ennio Morricone is a prolific Italian composer of film scores and concert music. This piece is from a scene in The Mission (1968) in which the central character, a missionary priest, plays his Baroque oboe for a band of Indians who have captured him in the Amazonian forest. His music persuades them to spare his life. Some oboe playing can have the opposite effect.

 Two Themes of Handel, opus 85a                                 Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)
Andante -- Allegretto
Ernst Krenek was an Austrian avant-garde composer of radically atonal music for the first half of his career. His work was denounced as “degenerate” by the Gestapo, forcing him to leave Austria. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1938. Following Stravinski’s lead, he adopted an elegant neoclassical style for these settings of themes by George Frideric Handel.