Thursday 12th January 2017
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13.50 (including booking fee)
Mozart - Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’
Julian Anderson - ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’ poem for violin and orchestra
Schumann - Symphony No.4
Carolin Widmann, Violin
Markus Stenz conducts two landmarks in the history of the symphony. Much of Schumann’s Fourth Symphony is characterised by intense rhythmical drive, though its slow movement is a tender musical portrait of Schumann’s wife Clara. Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony is the summation of its composer’s symphonic art. It strikes a perfect balance between emotion and intellect and its finale is simply astonishing in its inventiveness. The outstanding German violinist Carolin Widmann is the soloist in Julian Anderson’s ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’ (In Lovely Blue), a work that was specially written for her. Inspired by a Friedrich Hölderlin poem, this attractive and highly theatrical piece places some extremely novel technical demands on the violinist!
Pre-concert Event, 6.30pm – with Markus Stenz, Julian Anderson and Tom Redmond
Tom Redmond is joined by tonight’s conductor Markus Stenz and composer Julian Anderson to discuss this fascinating programme which includes two greats in symphonic repertoire as well as Anderson’s own work for violin and orchestra, ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’.
The pre-concert event will take place in the auditorium and is free for concert ticket holders.
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