Wednesday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Hruša, Andsnes / Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Britten, Brahms

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Benjamin Britten once said that he didn’t like to “write into the void”. He liked to know the occasion on which the piece would be played and the musicians who would play it. The English composer’s only piano concerto was no exception to this, written for a very specific pianist – himself. With unmistakeable joy in his double gift as piano virtuoso and composer, Britten created a brilliant, compellingly uncompromising piece of music. Here it is presented by Leif Ove Andsnes, described by the New York Times as a “pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight”. Qualities also displayed by Jakub Hruša, one of today’s most promising conductors, who directs this concert.

Performers

Wiener Symphoniker

Programme

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
"Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt" ("Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyag"), Concerto Overture based on poems by Goethe op. 27
"Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt" ("Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyag"), Concerto Overture based on poems by Goethe op. 27
1828, rev. 1834
13min
Benjamin Britten
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D major op. 13
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D major op. 13
1938, rev. 1945
34min
1st movement: Toccata. Allegro molto e con brio
2nd movement: Waltz. Allegretto
3rd movement: Impromptu. Andante lento
4th movement: March. Allegro moderato, sempre alla marcia
-- INTERVAL --
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in e minor op. 98
Symphony No. 4 in e minor op. 98
1884-1885
40min
1st movement: Allegro non troppo
2nd movement: Andante moderato
3rd movement: Allegro giocoso – Poco meno presto – Tempo I
4th movement: Allegro energico e passionato – Più Allegro

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Thursday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Location

Musikverein Wien
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien
Musikverein Wien | Great Hall

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