Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Homage to Kurt Sanderling (22.09.2012, Konzerthaus Berlin)

Welcome Iván Fischer!!! Wow so many new people are becoming regulars in Berlin's music scene.
After being elected as the new Head Conductor of Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, the house gave him the green light to opean the season with a homage festival to the house's deceased previous head conductor, Kurt Sanderling. 

The programme for the main concert during this festival is:

Johannes Brahms
Variationen über ein Thema von Joseph Haydn B-Dur op. 56a 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Es-Dur KV 482 
Richard Strauss
Zweite Walzerfolge aus der Oper "Der Rosenkavalier" op. 59 
Richard Strauss
"Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche" - Sinfonische Dichtung op. 28 
Richard Strauss
"Tanz der sieben Schleier" aus der Oper "Salome" op. 54

The highlight of the evening is the pianist Jonathan Biss. Playing the Mozart's piano concert with full passion and power, the piece sounded very inspiring and free. 

First time seeing Fischer live, I realized how powerful he is as a conductor, especially with the Strauss'. Great job! Let's hope the orchestra under his lead keeps getting better!

Rating: 8/10

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