Lunchtime Concert - The Realm of Tales
Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra
Elizabeth Layton violin/director
Caroline Henbest viola
Mozart Divertimento in D major, K. 136
Sally Beamish Under the Wing of the Rock
Kurt Atterberg Suite No. 3, Op. 19 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra
Swedish Atterberg rearranged his music for Maeterlinck’s play Soeur Beatrice, replacing the original harmonium with a string orchestra. Puccini’s ‘Chrysanthemums’ (a funeral flower in Italy) commemorates the death of the King of Spain, whilst Beamish’s concerto tells a Gaelic story of a young mother fleeing the Glencoe massacre.