Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Jordan, Szeps-Znaider / Schumann, Sibelius

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Chosen by the media as “the best violinist in the world”, the versatile Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider will assume the function of artist in residence of the Wiener Symphoniker in the current season. His success is closely associated with the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition at which he was awarded a Prize in 1995. Under the direction of the principal conductor Philippe Jordan, he will play Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, one of the early works by the Finnish composer. The combination of late romantic style and elements of modern Scandinavian sound aesthetics make this one of the most important violin concertos of the 20th century. Although the two of them are fundamentally different, Sibelius still very much admired Robert Schumann’s “inexhaustible sense of poetry”. This sense can be heard, for instance, in Schumann’s Manfred, a dramatic poem with music after a text by Lord Byron, but also in his famous Rhenish Symphony.


Wiener Symphoniker


Jean Sibelius
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d minor op. 47
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d minor op. 47
1903, rev. 1905
1st movement: Allegro moderato
2nd movement: Adagio di molto
3rd movement: Allegro, ma non tanto
Composer: ***
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 97 "Rhenish"
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 97 "Rhenish"
1st movement: Lively
2nd movement: Scherzo. Very moderate
3rd movement: Not fast
4th movement: Solemnly
5th movement: Lively

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Musikverein Wien, Great Hall


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

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