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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann/hänssler CLASSIC

Wiener Symphoniker / Frank Peter Zimmermann / Hrůša

«Every good violin is an individual,» says Frank Peter Zimmermann. «And there are huge personalities among the Stradivari, every one of which is a Primadonna by itself. Each Stradivari has its own special personality, be it feisty or likeable. And every violinist tries to find their own specific voice. To use this analogy, it’s like when somebody has fallen in love with Tebaldi’s voice, they’ll be reluctant to switch to Callas.» The German violinist will perform Beethoven’s 1806 Violin Concerto with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Jakub Hrůša. But for Zimmermann, the most important thing for him when working together with an orchestra is their «joy in playing, their alertness and their intution», more than the choice of instrument or bow. «For a violinist, the bow is even more personal», says Zimmermann. «I can remember that Milstein would always be willing to lend someone his violin, but never his bow. With other violins that I’ve tried out, my bow made by James Tubbs was almost better than the one by Dominique Peccatte that I normally use.»

Tuesday, 06. June 2017, 07.30 PM
Wednesday, 07. June 2017, 07.30 PM

Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve

Piano recital Rudolf Buchbinder

Rudolf Buchbinder's recital will bring the series, «Klavier im Großen Saal», to an end with a flourish. And he will perform Beethoven's last great piano work, the «Diabelli-Variations», a work that has accompanied the star pianist all his life. He will perform it alongside Schubert's C-Minor Variation, also on a theme by Diabelli.

Tuesday, 20. June 2017, 07.30 PM

Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Thursday, 22. June 2017, 07.30 PM

Iwan der Schreckliche

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Strobel «Iwan der Schreckliche»

Friday, 23. June 2017, 06.30 PM

Diana Krall (Ausschnitt)

Diana Krall «Turn Up The Quiet World Tour»

Monday, 18. September 2017, 07.30 PM
Tuesday, 19. September 2017, 07.30 PM