may, 2019

03may8:00 pmBamberg Symphony - Bamberg, Germany8:00 pm Konzert- und Kongresshalle Bamberg


Event Details

Jakub Hrůša conducts Dvořák, Lundquist, Brahms and Glanert

Abo A / Schüler-Abo
Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
20:00 Uhr

Not every story has a happy ending! For his symphonic poem, Dvořák selected a subject-matter from his fellow countryman Karel Jaromír Erben’s ballad collection »Kytice«: the »Wood Pigeon« is based upon an old Bohemian legend about the feigned sorrow of a woman who murdered her husband to marry her lover. The pigeon’s song becomes the voice of her conscience, accusing her ceaselessly until she kills herself in despair. A funeral march runs through the entire tone poem – although Dvořák brings the piece to a conciliatory conclusion. After this, an instrument only rarely in the spotlight will make a grand appearance: our orchestra’s tuba player, Heiko Triebener, will interpret the multifaceted concerto »Landscape« by Torbjörn Ivan Lundquist. In his works, the Swedish composer was always concerned with »the essence of life; not to escape reality, but to reinstate it.« His tuba concerto is a fascinating and virtuoso exploration of the specific sound of the lowest brass instrument. Lundquist was struck with the idea for this piece on the west coast of Sweden: »The title alludes to the ideal state of nature or a landscape before its ecological balance is disturbed – and this also applies metaphorically to the inner ‘landscape’ of human beings.« Brahms’s Second Symphony was also shaped by the experience of nature: drafted during a summer on the Wörthersee, it is occasionally referred to as his »Pastoral Symphony«. Many of its passages seem to be flooded with sunlight, like the place it was written – but the composer also warned a friend: »You will never have heard anything filled with greater Weltschmerz.« To conclude, we will be performing a brand new work by the musical magician Detlev Glanert, whose music is always moving. We can all look forward to the premiere of his »angry« Allegro!

Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Heiko Triebener Tuba

Antonín Dvořák »Die Waldtaube«, Symphonische Dichtung op. 110
Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist »Landscape« für Tuba und Streicher
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 D major op. 73
Detlev Glanert encore! Uraufführung einer Zugabe


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