Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, op. 129
Symphony No. 100 in G major, Hob. I:100 ›Military‹
3rd Mini-Subscription Concert
28-09-2012, 8:00 PM
Bremen, The Glocke
|Paavo Järvi, Conductor|
Steven Isserlis, Cello
|An attempt to reconcile different musical worlds characterizes the early work of the Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür. Action.Passion.Illusion opens with an energetic, dynamic movement reminiscent of Stravinsky and Bartók. During Passion, the acoustic space fills gradually. In Illusion, spirituality is followed by an acknowledgement of tradition with the vigorous development of a Baroque motif. |
Robert Schumann achieved an exemplary synthesis of intimately songlike and highly virtuosic elements in his Cello Concerto. The movements, played without pause, are closely interwoven thematically in a romantic fantasy that is dominated entirely by the solo instrument.
Haydn's ›Military‹ Symphony owes its name to the marchlike character of the second movement. The work, which is characterized by percussive effects, was composed in London, at the height of his symphonic output.