This Summer at the Aspen Music Festival

Music festival gets personal
Summer season: An autobiographical theme
By Stewart Oksenhorn [Aspen Times, 7 Feb 05]
The Aspen Music Festival and School will delve into the music of autobiography in its 2005 summer season.
The season, under the theme of “Self-Portraits,” will highlight composers who have told the stories of their lives in their music. Among the notable works falling under the theme are Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 and a semistaged performance of Strauss’ comic opera “Intermezzo.” Also to be presented are intensely personal works by Elgar, Mahler, Berg and Shostakovich.
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