Friday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Meister, Capuçon / Wagner, Bruch, Strauss

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It is a masterpiece of the repertoire and one of the most popular solo concertos altogether: Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. To give an example, the Wiener Symphoniker alone have performed it more than 130 times, that is, on average more than once in each season in the course of its almost 120-year-old existence. Bruch himself did not really like this popularity, one of the consequences being that all his other works were neglected. “I can no longer stand this concerto – did I perhaps write this one concerto only? Please go and take the trouble to play the other concertos, too, as they are equally good or even better!”, he wrote to his publisher in 1887. In that sense it certainly did not help at all when one of the most famous violinists of the time, Joseph Joachim, called it the “richest and most charming violin concertos” ever written. Now, it will be interpreted by Renaud Capuçon, a leading contemporary violinist. Cornelius Meister, who celebrates his debut with the Wiener Symphoniker with these performances, will complement it with two no less popular works: Richard Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser and Richard Strauss’ monumental tone poem “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”.

Performers

Cornelius Meister 
conductor 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Richard Wagner
Overture to the opera "Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle" WWV 70
Overture
14min
Max Bruch
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor op. 26
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor op. 26
1864-1868
25min
1st movement: Prelude. Allegro moderato
2nd movement: Adagio
3rd movement: Finale. Allegro energico
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-- INTERVAL --
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20min
Composer: ***
Richard Strauss
"Also sprach Zarathustra" ("Thus Spake Zarathustra"), Tone poem based on Friedrich Nietzsche for large orchestra op. 30
"Also sprach Zarathustra" ("Thus Spake Zarathustra"), Tone poem based on Friedrich Nietzsche for large orchestra op. 30
1896
33min
1st movement: "Introduction, or Sunrise"
2nd movement: "Of the Backworldsmen"
3rd movement: "Of the Great Longing"
4th movement: "Of Joys and Passions"
5th movement: "The Song of the Grave"
6th movement: "Of Science and Learning"
7th movement: "The Convalescent"
8th movement: "The Dance-Song"
9th movement: "Song of the Night Wanderer"

More Dates

Wednesday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Thursday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Location

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

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