CLOSING CONCERT OF THE DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
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Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61
Concerto for cello and orchestra in A minor, op.129
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op.67
Jan Vogler, cello
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Five years since its creation, the Dresden Festival Orchestra and its top-class musicians have developed into one of the highlights of the festival circuit and music scene. In 2016, the ensemble placed emphasis on the 19th century in yet another example of its dedication to historically informed practice. Under the baton of its musical director Ivor Bolton, the orchestra plays two works by Robert Schumann, who had spent a few years in the city at the river Elbe: his Symphony No. 2 as well as the cello concerto with the festival’s director Jan Vogler himself as the soloist. Ludwig van Beethoven’s »Fate Symphony« marks a powerful end to this year’s festival in Dresden.