Skagit Symphony School & Family Concerts 2019

School Concerts - Thursday, January 24, schools by pre-arranged times
Family Concert - Sunday, January 27, 1:30pm

What art might people of this time have seen?

Leroy Anderson 1908-1975 (American)

The following Currier and Ives print of a lithograph by Thomas Worth of 1867 was a visual inspiration for
"Sleigh Ride".

Currier and Ives
A Brush for the Lead, 1867


Edward Hopper (1882-1967), a contemporary of Leroy Anderson and one who also lived in Massachusetts, was a very important and influential painter. One of his most famous painting is "Night Hawks".

Edward Hopper
Night Hawks, 1942
Art Institute of Chicacgo, Chicago


Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 (German)

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) was the most famous German painter at the time of Beethoven’s generation. He painted a lot of romantic landscapes.

Caspar David Friedrich
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818
Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


And at that time, Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) was the most famous woman artist.

Marie Ellenrieder
Self-Portrait as a Painter, 1819
Rosgartenmuseum, Konstanz, Germany


Eric Coates 1886-1957 (British)

Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) were both very influential British artists contemporary of Eric Coates. The following pieces were produced around the time Eric Coates composed “Covent Garden”.

Henry Moore
Family Group, 1949
Barclay School, Stevenage, England


Ben Nicholson
First Abstract Painting, 1924
Tate Museum, London, England


Manuel de Falla 1876-1946 (Spanish)

Juan Gris (1887-1927) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) were probably the two most important Spanish artists of their generation. They moved to Paris in 1906 at the same time Manuel de Falla did. Juan Gris and Picasso stayed in France while Manuel de Falla moved back to Madrid. Later on, Picasso and Manuel de Falla cooperated on projects. Picasso for instance designed the production set and costumes for Manuel de Falla’s opera “The Three-Cornered Hat”. Juan Gris and Picasso are giants of 20th century art and developed the Cubist movement.

Juan Gris
The Musician’s Table, Painting, drawing, 1914
The Metropolitan Museum, New York City


Between 1912 and 1914 Picasso made a lot of cubist still life with guitars out of cardboard and then sometimes in metal.

Pablo Picasso
Guitars 1912–1914
Museum of Modern Art, New York City


Jean Sibelius 1865-1957 (Finnish)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) was considered to be a leading Finnish painter of the time. He was also a friend of Jean Sibelius and painted Sibelius’ portrait at around the same time the Karelia Suite was composed.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Sibelius as the Composer of “En Saga”, Watercolor on paper, 1894
Ainola Foundation, Jarvenpaa, Finland


Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was Norwegian, not Finnish, but he was a Scandinavian visual artist contemporary of Sibelius. According to the conductor Jukka-Pekke they both “worked in isolation” and “shared a Nordic soul”. Munch’s most famous painting is “The Scream”.

Edvard Munch
The Scream, Oil, tempera, paste and crayon on cardboard, 1893
National Gallery and Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway