Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

21, 22 November 2018

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Isabelle Faust, violin

Beethoven and Schumann

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November 2018 Wednesday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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November 2018 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Franz Schubert Deutsche Tänze
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 2
Philippe Herreweghe

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is appearing at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe. The concert opens with Anton Webern's orchestral transcription of Schubert's Sechs Deutsche Tänze, which respectfully and masterfully summarises Schubert's original notes in two short movements.

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Beethoven shows off his most lyrical side in the Violin Concerto, a work known among violinists as one which cannot simply be 'learned'. It has to grow inside you. It contains melodies that can extend over an entire movement. Isabelle Faust certainly has the required experience and vision.

Robert Schumann

In the eyes of his contemporaries, Robert Schumann was first and foremost a composer of lieder and piano music. Yet his wife Clara knew better. His compositions were often conceived from an orchestral perspective. Once he had explored the orchestral genre, he hardly knew how to rein in his manic talent. Schumann composed his Symphony No. 2 after suffering a severe psychological breakdown, and the work is characterised by intensely dramatic overtones.

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