Schumann Symphony No. 2 | Dresden Music Festival with Jan Vogler | on Arte
The Dresden Festival Orchestra is made up of exceptional international specialists of historical performance practice from some of Europe’s leading early music ensembles. Under the direction of Ivor Bolton, its principal conductor, the orchestra recaptures the original sounds of different epochs with a passion for discovery, precision and a fine sense of authentic interpretation. The musicians, who perform on period instruments, use gut strings in the string section and present an entirely new palette of tonal colors in the winds and brass sections.
In the final concert of the 2016 Dresden Music Festival this outstanding orchestra played the Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, who had spent a few years in the city at the river Elbe. With its boundless passion for performance, the Dresden Festival Orchestra was able to win over both the public and the press in its enthusiastic reception.