Tania Miller | Conductor
Elan Sicroff | Pianist
Valentin Silvestrov The Messenger
W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3
This music starts as whispers from another place, of fragments of the music of Mozart coming to us through the grief of Ukrainian composer, Silvestrov, when his beloved wife died. Mozart’s voice whispered to Silvestrov and whispers to us, and points us to the place where memories, subconscious, and eternal life connect us to voices of the past.
Brahms’ beautiful Symphony No. 3 is unique as perhaps the only Symphony in the traditional canon that leaves us with a whispered gentle goodbye rather than a climactic hurtling coda, and concludes like a sunset warmly and contentedly taking leave of the day.
Tania Miller appears by arrangement with Kaylor Management, Inc.