Harding conducts Dvořák and Elgar

Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Elgar’s Violin Concerto

Conductor Daniel Harding leads the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Dvořák’s radiant Seventh Symphony and Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist.

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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding image: Mark Allan
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Dvořák’s Seventh balances between tragedy and exuberance, with a brilliant role reserved for the brass players.

Conductor Daniel Harding leads the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Dvořák’s radiant Seventh Symphony and Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist.

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Dvořák’s Seventh balances between tragedy and exuberance, with a brilliant role reserved for the brass players.

Concert programme

  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto

  • -- interval --

  • Antonín Dvorák

    Symphony No. 7

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About this concert

The Concertgebouw Orchestra loves Dvořák’s music, and fortunately, so does conductor Daniel Harding. The Seventh is one of Antonín Dvořák’s most appealing symphonies. In it, the Czech composer shows off his inexhaustible sense of melody, to the envy of his colleague Brahms. The work balances between tragedy and exuberance, with a brilliant role for the brass players.

The British conductor Daniel Harding has never had a chance to conduct the Concertgebouw Orchestra in music written by his compatriot Edward Elgar. But now, he will conduct Elgar’s Violin Concerto, a forgotten gem of the romantic repertoire. Since 1911, this very English and stylish work has only been performed here fifteen times. Frank Peter Zimmermann, a favourite guest soloist, has signed on for the brilliant solo part.

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