„I wrote it with real inspiration (…), with love and fervent enthusiasm“, Tchaikovsky confessed to his patron Nadeshda von Meck, who had entered his life at the time of the creation of the 4th Symphony and had released him from financial worries. What significance individual passages of our symphony had for him, he revealed to her in detail. He explained to his pupil Taneyev which famous role model he had followed: „My symphony is certainly program music. Basically, it is an imitation of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, meaning I did not imitate its musical content, but its basic idea – which, as is well known, leads from dark minor to radiant major.“
With this concert, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester continue their Tchaikovsky cycle. They are joined by star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger who plays Mieczysław Weinberg‘s Trumpet Concerto, which Shostakovich described as a symphony for trumpet and orchestra.
|Works:||Pyotr Ilyitsch Tchaikovsky – Symphone No. 4
Mieczysław Weinberg – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
|Conducted by:||Andris Nelsons|
|Soloist:||Soloist: Håkan Hardenerger|
|Directed by:||Ute Feudel|
|A production of:||Accentus Music|