Overture to The School for Scandal Op.5
Violin Concerto Op.14
An American in Paris
Barber’s concert overture to The School for Scandal bursts with wit and youthful energy. In between cheeky tunes and bustling rhythms, lies a haunting lyrical theme so characteristic of Barber’s maturity.
Copland’s “The City” was set to a short documentary film from 1939. It attempts to contrast the evils of the industrialised city with the idyllic conditions one finds in small-town America
Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” is one of his most famous and popular orchestral works. It is a dizzying whirl of colourful rhapsodic invention portraying the experiences of a visitor to that romantic city, Paris.