Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect example, and his Fantasia Concertante takes Corelli to undreamt-of new places. Golijov, the ultimate musical omnivore, pulls upon musical traditions near and far in his Three Songs, for which A Far Cry is joined by the lustrous soprano Margot Rood.
W. A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue, K. 542 Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (2002) Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29
Featuring Margot Rood, Soprano Friday March 6, 8pm New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall