04. March 2010 · Comments Off on Change of Program for Berlin · Categories: Repair Quickly!

I just read the following:

Please not the change of line-up and programme: Berliner Philharmoniker, Neeme Järvi (replacing Christoph von Dohnányi)

Fri 5. March 2010 8 pm
Sat 6. March 2010 8 pm
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker
Neeme Järvi (replacing Christoph von Dohnányi) Conductor

Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture in C minor
Johannes Brahms
Tragic Overture in D minor
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon Overture
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2

Introductory presentation 7 p.m.

Although Christoph von Dohnányi was born in Berlin, he identifies himself equally with the Hungarian homeland of his ancestors, one of whom being the pianist and composer Ern? Dohnányi. It is therefore hardly surprising that Dohnányi should be involved in developing the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Hungarian theme this season.

The central work of this evening’s concert is Béla Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle – an ambiguous composition in which a terrifying plot and the oppressive characterisation of the eponymous hero and his wife are artfully interwoven.

The first part of the concert is devoted to György Ligeti. We will hear his famous Lontano, in which one can lose oneself in the gently meandering sounds as if one were in a labyrinth. And we have the opportunity to hear again the composer’s Double Concerto for flute, oboe and orchestra, the first performance of which in 1972 was also given by Dohnányi and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Today, as in 1972, the soloists come from the ranks of the orchestra: 38 years ago, Karlheinz Zöller was the flute soloist and Lothar Koch the oboist; our soloists for this performance are Andreas Blau and Jonathan Kelly.

Obviously the content below the new program has yet to be updated. Wishing Maestro Dohnányi a speedy recovery.

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