Marco Borggreve

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées & Vilde Frang

Mehndelsson's beautiful violin concerto
Thu 2 Mar ’23 20:15 uur

Philippe Herreweghe, chief-conductor
Vilde Frang, violin

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Schubert - Symphony no. 9

Thu 2 Mar ’23
20:15 uur
  • Thu 2 Mar ’23
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
    Past event

Haydn as a starting point and finishing with Mahler: the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées specialises in music from this time frame. Noteworthy, this orchestra always uses the instruments typical for the time in which the composer lived. And the orchestra - under chief conductor and artistic director Philippe Herreweghe sonec 2010 - is popular for it: it performed in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Berliner Philharmonie and of course also in the venue where it is 'in residence', the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

It's Mendelssohn and Schubert this evening. Mendelssohn had been wanting to write a violin concerto for a long time before he actually got down to doing so. "One in e minor is raging through my head and the beginning of it won't leave me alone for a moment..." however, it took another six years before he found the peace to work on it while on holiday in Bad Soden - resulting in the most elegant violin concerto of the romantic period. Vilde Frang from Norway will be performing it for us: 'under the younger generation of violinists [...] she strikes me as the most original' so it says in The Strad. 

Franz Schubert never heard a performance of his Symphony no. 9. What's more, it was Schumann who dug up the score from under a layer of dust at Schubert's brother's house after Schubert had already passed away. He had Mendelssohn premier it. A true conrnucopia; Schumann celebrated its 'Himmlische Länge' (heavenly length), which is why is it sometimes nicknamed 'the Great'.  

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