The playing of the same composer's symphonic poem
, Don Juan - a chronicle of love and death - held many attractive nuances, with deliciously melodic offerings from oboe and the rest of the woodwind choir, echoed by horns.
In chapter 6, Carlo Caballero sets out the genesis and probes the meaning of Camille Saint-Saens's symphonic poem
Le rouet d'Omphale.
Marking the 200th anniversary since Wagner's birth, the new programme includes the composer's romantic symphonic poem
Siegfried Idyll, written for his wife after the birth of their son.
Premiered at the Henry Wood Proms in 1919, when the Handsworth-born composer was just 21, this symphonic poem
went on to receive four more performances during that short season alone, and altogether was to be heard nine times at the Proms, the last time in 1940.
The programme will feature Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending, Smetana's symphonic poem
The Maldau from Ma Vlast, Dvorak's Seventh Symphony and Beethoven's Coriolanus Overture.
It was first performed in 1889 as a two-part symphonic poem
without any program; Mahler later devised a detailed program for its 1893 and 1894 performances, but then withdrew it before the work's next performance in 1896.
By happy coincidence, three major events - the exhibition from September 4, the symphonic poem
Lamia at the Proms on September 5 and the piano concerts in D minor on November 11 in Cadogan Hall have combined to make this a year to remember.
There's also the UK premiere of Traces, British composer Rebecca Saunders' revised and extended work, and Richard Strauss's epic symphonic poem
An Alpine Symphony.
Respighi's symphonic poem
contains some quite brilliant orchestration, exploited to the full by Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
The CBSO are presenting two concerts, which include ballets The Firebird and The Fairy's Kiss, the Symphony of Psalms and the symphonic poem
, Song of the Nightingale.
Klicka's most frequently played work, Fantasia on the Symphonic Poem
Vysehrad by Bedrich Smetana, which has never gene down well with musical purists, is not just a document of his time but genuinely attractive to audiences to this day.
Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem
Francesca da Rimini seethed in all the right places, with as much opulence and visceral excitement (and some delicate quiet moments) as one could wish for.
The programme will also feature Suk's symphonic poem
Separate chapters on Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, and Richard Strauss broaden the coverage to include the symphonic poem
and similar single-movement works.
Antonin Dvorak lived here with his family following his return from New York in 1895, and it is the place where he composed the works of his last creative period: the String Quartets in A flat major and D major, the symphonic poems
based on the Erben's ballads the Watergoblin, the Noon Witch, the Golden Spinning Wheel and the Wild Dove, the symphonic poem
A Hero's Song, The Festival Song, and the operas The Devil and Kate, Rusalka and Armida.