Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley : Schumann/Bradley Fantasie - 1st Movt - Symphonic

Yale University

Yale Symphony - 1993 or 1994. My orchestration of Schumann Fantasy which Schumann conceived originally as a tribute to Beethoven. I envisioned a piece with a blend of Beethoven's strength, Schumann's sweetness, expressivity and romance and my touch of humor (in the 2nd movt.) Jim pointed out that the orchestration has a Brucknerian influence. I can't deny that:) At the end of the second movement, the trumpet takes the place of my originally conceived police siren - signaling that the police had been alerted (because of the pianist's wrong notes which normally happen in the difficult last pages of the 2nd movt.) This piece is written for and dedicated to Jim Ross.