Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall

Szeps-Znaider, Rett / Beethoven, Brahms

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For Austria’s Die Presse newspaper, he is “the world’s best violinist”: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, who in the 2018-19 concert season ensures the Wiener Symphoniker once more have a global star as Artist in Residence. In contrast to his predecessors, however, Szeps-Znaider will not only perform as a soloist in his 14 concerts, but will also lead the orchestra as conductor. “The thing that grips me when conducting is that we have the opportunity to paint with an enormous brush. I also play the violin; that’s a much smaller brush. It’s also music; it’s still me, but the type of colours you can paint with an orchestra are incredible”, Szeps-Znaider said, explaining his motivation to try taking up the conductor’s baton. The venture has met with success: since 2010 he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg and has also led such prestigious orchestras as the Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.


Wiener Symphoniker


Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61
1st movement: Allegro ma non troppo
2nd movement: Larghetto
3rd movement: Rondo. Allegro
Composer: ***
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
1st movement: Allegro non troppo
2nd movement: Adagio non troppo – L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
3rd movement: Allegretto grazioso – Presto man non assai – Tempo I
4th movement: Allegro con spirito

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