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Storms rage in Mendelssohn‘s Hebrides and in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3. Lightning flashes under the baton of Rome conductor Daniela Musca. Julian Arp conveys human turmoil in Schostakowitsch‘s Cello Concerto with great virtuosity.
Franz Schubert: Italian Overture in D major, D 590
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, op. 107
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture in B minor, op. 26, “The Hebrides”
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D 200
Lightning flashing from the podium brightens up gloomy November. Sparks fly in Schubert’s Third and Rossini’s Overtures – a favourite with Rome conductor Daniela Musca. A storm rages over the Hebrides and the glittering streaks of lightning are captured in music by the young Mendelssohn. In 1959 Schostakowitsch dedicated his first cello concerto to the god of cello Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, who was the soloist at its premiere. The bolts of lightning that shudder through this formidably virtuoso concerto are the composer’s final word on the vanquished Stalin era. Julian Arp, currently professor for cello in Graz, is in his element!
Pre-concert talk in Stefaniensaal at 7.15 pm – admission free