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  • Saturday, 09.07.2022, 8 p.m. Klassik am OdeonsplatzSave date

Klassik am Odeonsplatz

  • Peter I. Tschaikowsky

    "I consider you the greatest musical talent in present-day Russia", Russian music critic Hermann Laroche is said to have told Peter I. Tschaikowsky (born on April 25th 1840 in Votkinsk). And indeed, with his emotion-laden, voluptuous music, the…

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Opus 35

    "For the first time in my life, I feel forced to start a new work without completing the previous one. Until now I always held fast to the rule that as long as an old one was unfinished I would never start a new one. But this time I just couldn´t…

  • Intermission

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Born on September 19th 1841 in today´s Czech Republic, Antonín Dvořák was regarded by his contemporaries as a kind of composing "nature boy" - inspired, unacademic and drawing directly from the sources of Czech and Slavic folklore, he ranks along…

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 "Z Nového sveta" (From the New World)

    "Z nového sveta", "From the New World" - this was the title Dvorák gave his Ninth Symphony, which he wrote in 1893 in the United States. In this work Dvorák drew some inspiration from Native American music, without, however, as is often assumed,…

  • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant…

  • Leonidas Kavakos Violin

    Leonidas Kavakos was born in Athens and by the age of 21, had won three major competitions: the Sibelius Competition in 1985, and the Paganini and Naumburg competitions in 1988. This success led to him make the first recording in history of the…