Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Teodor Currentzis © Alexandra Muraveva
SWR Symphonieorchester / Frang / Currentzis
19:30 – ca. 21:30
Top violinist from the far north
Ever since her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival a good ten years ago, Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang has been one of the top representatives of her field worldwide, and she has also captivated audiences at the Vienna Konzerthaus several times, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. As this season's »WSY Artist«, she will perform here with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in February and June, but even before that, she will present Alban Berg's Violin Concerto together with the SWR Symphony Orchestra and Teodor Currentzis - one of the most enchanting works in the history of the genre and certainly one of the most moving of the 20th century. Another major work of this era then also characterizes the second concert section: of all Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 symphonies, the Eighth, composed in 1943 under the impression of the Battle of Stalingrad, is probably the hardest and most powerful.