Works by Respighi, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven
Finnish musician Pekka Kuusisto and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen share a long-standing artistic friendship, and the visionary soloist known for delivering innovative concerts recently even made his directing debut with the orchestra. This programme, in which he will be seen and heard as concert master, soloist and conductor, will allow him to demonstrate all his skills.
Both Ottorino Respighi and Ralph Vaughan Williams attempted to draw from tradition to bring forth the new. The glory days of Italian and French lute music are evoked in Respighi’s ›Antique Dances and Arias‹, English folklore and lyricism in Vaughan Williams’ ›The Lark Ascending‹.
The listening experience must also have been completely new and exciting for the Viennese in April 1800, when the young Beethoven presented his first symphony with all manner of surprises, from the seventh chord at the beginning to the scales at the start of the final movement.