11-16 December 2019

Iván Fischer, conductor

Artist in residence Tabea Zimmermann

Rossini, Mozart, Haydn

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December 2019 Wednesday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
December 2019 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
December 2019 Saturday 20:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
December 2019 Sunday 19:00
Philharmonie, Luxemburg
December 2019 Monday 20:30
Philharmonie, Paris
Gioachino Rossini Overture 'L'Italiana in Algeri'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony Concertante, K364
Gioachino Rossini Ouverture 'La gazza ladra'
Joseph Haydn Symfonie nr. 102 in Bes gr. t.

Iván Fischer is leading the Concertgebouworkest in a diverse classical programme featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and two overtures by Rossini. The violist Tabea Zimmermann, who is serving as artist in residence with the orchestra this season, is giving a solo performance alongside violinist Isabelle Faust in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante.

Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante

Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante is an exuberant orchestral work featuring two first-rate soloists. In addition to the violin part, performed by the phenomenal Isabelle Faust, the beautiful, dark tones of artist in residence Tabea Zimmermann’s viola play a leading role. And as is often the case with Mozart, the exuberant orchestral part is full of opera-like question-and-answer games.

Rossini and Haydn

L’italiana in Algeri definitively established the twenty-one-year-old Rossini as an opera composer. Right from the overture, it’s clear that this is a comedy. Equally vibrant is the overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie). Rossini blends typically Italian tunes with comical, rousing effects.

Haydn is in good company here. The most playful of the ‘serious’ composers, he was not one to shy away from humour or theatre in his symphonies.

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