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This concert is without intermission. There is no assigned seating for this concert. The Concertgebouw ushers will show you where to sit in the hall.

Romanticism times two

Fabio Luisi conducts Schumann, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider plays Bruch

Conductor Fabio Luisi returns to the Concertgebouw Orchestra with two pinnacles of the romantic era: Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, and Bruch’s well-loved First Violin Concerto with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider as soloist.

Fabio Luisi - image: Monika Ritterhaus
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Conductor Fabio Luisi returns to the Concertgebouw Orchestra with two pinnacles of the romantic era: Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, and Bruch’s well-loved First Violin Concerto with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider as soloist.

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About this concert

For days on end, her husband hammered chords in D Minor on the piano like a madman, Clara Schumann-Wieck wrote in her diary in the spring of 1841. This hammering was what would lead to a symphony in the same key: Robert Schumann’s last, an undisputed masterpiece which reveals the different aspects of his split personality. The Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Fabio Luisi plunge headlong into the Romanticism of Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, after having treated us to the generous melodies of Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto.

‘The Bruch First Concerto is a wonderful piece... You could probably wake me up in the middle of the night and I’d happily play it to you… There are some pieces where you just know you’re going to have a lifelong dance with the music. You return to them again and again, and you learn something more about them each time’, says Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider about one of the most famous concertos in history. Wo do not have to wake him up today: the master violinist travels to Amsterdam to perform this melodic marvel for you with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi.

Extras for this concert

Concert stream

Friday, december 17, 2021, 20:15 until 21:15 hour

Concert stream

This concert will be broadcast as a concert stream via our website on Friday 17 December 17 2021, 8:15 p.m.