Jan Vogler and the Dresden Festival Orchestra under Ivor Bolton discover Robert Schuman's famous Cello Concerto in A minor and capture the special sound of the romantic era on historic instrumens and gut strings.
Born in 1810 in Zwickau, Robert Schumann is among the most celebrated composers of the romantic epoch. Besides Leipzig and Dusseldorf, he left his musical marks in Dresden, where he had lived for six years. Shortly after he had left Dresden, he wrote the popular Cello Concerto in A minor. The film delves musically into the sound of Schumann's lifetime.
Jan Vogler, Violoncello
Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Robert Schumann: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 129
(Duration approx. 25 Minutes)
Performances at the Palais im Großen Garten in Dresden and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg from May 1 to 3, 2017
The Bamberg Symphony, famous for its characteristic dark, smooth yet brilliant sound, presents itself to the Dresden audience with its young Czech chief conductor Jakub Hrůša for the first time, joined by the fantastic Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan.
The singer has been celebrated for years as a vocal virtuoso and exceptional performer on stages around the world. Together with the Bamberg Symphony, this outstanding protagonist of musical modernism performs Hans Abrahamsen’s song cycle »Let me tell you«, which the Danish composer wrote especially for the soprano, commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic and the Danish Arts Foundation. The second half of the program features Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, often considered his most popular symphony. Its sobriquet »The Romantic« was bestowed upon it by the composer himself.
Jakub Hrůša – Conductor
Barbara Hannigan – Soprano
Hans Abrahamsen: »Let me tell you«. Song Cycle
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major »The Romantic« (1888 version)
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