11, 13 December 2020

The composers on the hall balconies

Iván Fischer, conductor - Miah Persson, soprano

From Dvořák to Stravinsky

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December 2020 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Sunday 14:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Antonín Dvořák Slavische dans, op. 72 nr 1
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra: Intermezzo interrotto
Julius Röntgen Symphonietta humoristica: Con moto e con delicatezza
Richard Strauss Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden
Cornelis Dopper Symphony no. 7 "Zuiderzee": Humoreske
Claude Debussy Danse Profane voor strijkorkest en harp
Alphons Diepenbrock Cinq mélodies: Clair de Lune
César Franck Psyché: Les jardins d'Eros
Gustav Mahler Blumine (oorspr. tweede deel Symfonie nr. 1)
Anton Bruckner Scherzo: Presto uit Symphony in d minor, 'de Nulde'
Bernard Zweers Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Suite: 2nd movement
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky De Notenkraker: Trépak, danse russe
Johan Wagenaar Sinfonietta: Allegro marciale
Max Reger Maria Wiegenlied
Maurice Ravel Ma mère l'Oye: Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes uit cinq pièces enfantines
Willem Pijper Six symphonic epigrams: Molto tranquillo and Allegro assai
Igor Stravinsky Scherzo à la russe

The musical history of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest comes to life here in a unique programme. Iván Fischer is conducting works by all seventeen composers immortalised on the name plaques adorning the balconies in the Main Hall – from Dvořák to Stravinsky.

History comes to life

Which composers are immortalised on the name plaques adorning the balconies in the Main Hall? The selection says a lot about the musical history of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest. All this history will come to life when Iván Fischer conducts works, known and unknown, by all seventeen composers whose names appear on the balconies. They have all been of great importance to the musical life of Amsterdam. Alongside such composers as Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Strauss, Debussy and Ravel, this programme also focuses on the Dutch composers Röntgen, Dopper, Zweers, Wagenaar, Pijper and Alphons Diepenbrock, who died 100 years ago.

Soprano Miah Persson

Well-known melodies are heard alongside unknown gems. Soprano Miah Persson sings Mahler’s ‘Blumine’, Richard Strauss’s ‘Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden’, Diepenbrock’s ‘Clair de lune’, Reger’s ‘Mariae Wiegenlied’ and ‘La flûte enchantée’ from Ravel’s Shéhérazade. Iván Fischer alternates these songs with short instrumental works by the remaining composers, including a movement from Dopper’s Zuiderzee Symphony, the Scherzo from Bruckner’s ‘Nullte’ Symphony, the Trepak from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Stravinsky’s Scherzo à la russe.

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