Junge Philharmonie Wien Berg – Schubert – Brahms
Opening concert Schubert Festival 2020 / rescheduled from 19th May 2020
To use a modern phrase, Schubert was a real “influencer” – he has influenced generations of composers, right up to the present day! His inexhaustible imagination gave us deep insights and opened up new vistas.
In his first Concerto Brahms paints a portrait of Clara Schumann, while Schubert’s incidental music portrays the Cypriot Princess Rosamunde. Alban Berg, who was familiar with the Schubertian sound, wanted to follow his Lieder compositions with “something substantial”, and felt a “powerful urge” in this direction. His unfulfilled wish to become a symphonic composer finds its expression in his Passacaglia fragment.
“For me, Schubert, Brahms and Berg are musical expressions of the Viennese soul. I believe we learn most about composers from their interactions”, remarks conductor Michael Lessky, who time and again incorporates Schubert into his concert programmes.
ALBAN BERG: Passacaglia for Orchestra (1913)
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Rosamunde – Extracts, D 797
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Concerto for piano and orchestra no.1 in D minor, Op. 15
Tickets: Band A €38/ B €30/ C €22; box seats €50; MuTh Club Students, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9
Team and cast
- Orchestra: Junge Philharmonie Wien
- Piano: Anna Volovitch
- Conductor: Michael Lessky