Staatskapelle

7th Symphony Concert

Conductor: Jakub Hrůša | Violin: Augustin Hadelich

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  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
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      • Free introductory talk
      • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

      • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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        Between Romanticism and Modernism

        It was unusual for Béla Bartók to spend almost two years writing his Second Violin Concerto. This lengthy period of gestation can be attributed to the nature of the commission: When Zoltán Székely requested the work in the summer of 1936, Bartók intended to write a one-movement set of variations, while the violinist wanted a more conventional work in three movements. The compromise between the two ideas is the basis for one of the greatest solo concertos of the 20th century. Adhering to the Romantic tradition in its melodic lushness and virtuosity, the piece simultaneously breaks new ground due to its unique, contradictory musical language. 

        Programme

        Béla Bartók Violinkonzert Nr. 2 Sz 112
        Antonín Dvořák Nocturne für Streichorchester H-Dur op. 40
        Arthur Honegger Symphonie Nr. 3 »Symphonie liturgique«

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