Thursday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Mazzola, Stancul / Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Dvorák

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Felix Mendelssohn composed his Piano Concerto No. 2 during his honeymoon in 1837. Unlike the Piano Concerto No. 1, which was fuelled by youthful and tempestuous infatuation, albeit ultimately unfulfilled, the Concerto in D minor reflects the mature Mendelssohn, who is perfectly at ease in terms of relationships and music, a composer in full bloom. In his Piano Concerto No. 2, Mendelssohn, who despised the virtuosity of the young Franz Liszt for instance as mere acrobatics without substance, launched a keyboard fireworks display that sent the musical sparks flying. The work, far too seldom heard, will be interpreted by the exceptional Serbian pianist Jasminka Stancul. The conductor will be another close friend of the Orchestra: Enrique Mazzola, who has already demonstrated how closely he feels attached to the work of the early romantic when directing Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverein concert hall two years ago.

Performers

Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
"The Hebrides" or "Fingal's Cave", Concert overture op. 26
"The Hebrides" or "Fingal's Cave", Concert overture op. 26
1830, rev. 1832
11min
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in d minor op. 40
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in d minor op. 40
1837
23min
1st movement: Allegro appasionato
2nd movement: Adagio molto sostenuto
3rd movement: Finale. Presto scherzando
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-- INTERVAL --
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20min
Composer: ***
Antonín Dvorák
Symphony No. 7 in d minor op. 70
Symphony No. 7 in d minor op. 70
1985
40min
1st movement: Allegro maestoso
2nd movement: Poco Adagio
3rd movement: Scherzo. Vivace – Poco meno mosso
4th movement: Finale. Allegro

More Dates

Wednesday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Location

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

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