Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve (Ausschnitt)
Wiener Symphoniker / Netopil «Antonín Dvořák: Te Deum»
Antonín Dvořák composed his «Te Deum» in New York in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America. That it is conceived more as a concert piece than a liturgical work can be seen in the unusual treatment of the text, as well as the large-scale construction and the quasi-symphonic proportions of its four movements. The drama of the work is reminiscent of Giuseppe Verdi and the honour of conducting the first-ever performance of this monumental cantata in the Wiener Konzerthaus has fallen to Dvorak’s compatriot, Czech maestro Tomáš Netopil, who is making his debut here.
Sunday, 24. September 2017, 07.30 PM
Teodor Currentzis © Dmitrii Dubinsky (Ausschnitt)
MusicAeterna / Melnikov / Currentzis
At the end of October, Teodor Currentzis will show that he not only has a sense of the lofty and the sublime but also for the playful and the grotesque: alongside Prokofiev’s «Symphonie classique», bursting with dreamy joviality, the almost classical comedy of Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto will be on the programme. And to end the evening: Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony, an ironic, even satirical work, provocatively unpompous.
Friday, 27. October 2017, 07.30 PM