The 2019 Festival season from May 16 to June 10 has chosen the motto »VISIONS«, which also refers to the Bauhaus centennial. For 56 the program includes visionary precursors of music as well as works inspired by the Bauhaus movement and wants to overcome genre boundaries and revive traditions – all in the spirit of the Bauhaus philosophy.
»What our society lacks is vision! Culture, the arts, music can be precursors, paving the way for their times. Next year, we commemorate the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919. The idea of bringing style, good taste and quality to all areas of life has always inspired me. During the 2019 festival, each concert in itself – and the entire, highly diverse program – is a creation promising a particularly profound and visionary musical experience, inspired by the Bauhaus vision,« Jan Vogler said in Dresden.
We welcome world-class orchestras and soloists to Dresden, for example the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchester of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Further highlights include encounters with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, René Pape and Lisa Batiashvili, a perfor-mance of Stravinsky’s »The Rake’s Progress« under Barbara Hannigan and the final concert with the rock and blues legend Eric Clapton. The series of world premieres continues with a concerto for cello and orchestra that encompasses the world, with movements written by composers from three continents, Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig and Zhou Long. Visions of the Bauhaus era can be admired in a reconstruction of Oskar Schlemmer’s »Triadic Ballet« and the project « Kandinsky meets Mussorgsky«.
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
Dresden Festival Orchestra
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
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