We raced out the door, so as to arrive as soon as Innisfree Garden opened, in hopes of beating the worst of the heat. We had the benefit of a good breeze and plenty of shady spots, including our favorite place to sit and watch for jumping fish. We didn’t see many fish, but dragonflies were out in force.
Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 6 “Sinfonia semplice”, FS 116 (August 1924–December 1925)
Orchestration: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in F, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, snare drum, bass drum (finale only), xylophone (finale only), strings
Program notes on Nielsen’s Sixth Symphony are included here.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major (1945)
Orchestration: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle), and strings
Credits: The photographs, as always on the blog unless otherwise indicated, are mine.