Wednesday, 20_06_2018 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 7. Abo a | EV
Thursday, 21_06_2018 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig |
Friday, 22_06_2018 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 4. Abo e4 | EV

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel, born on March 7th 1875 in Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées, is one of the 20th century composers who worked less as destroyers than as renewers of traditional forms and techniques. His great role model was Mozart, but he likewise had great...  more

"Alborada del gracioso"

Edward Elgar

Like Henry Purcell for the English music of the baroque era and Benjamin Britten for the English music of the modern age, Edward Elgar (1857 ? 1934) is regarded as the representative composer for English music in the late romantic period. This rank...  more

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E minor, Opus 85

In June of 1919 the publisher of Edward Elgar’s works received a letter from a remote corner of Sussex, to which the 62-year old composer had retired to recover from a tonsillectomy. In this letter, Elgar wrote: “I am terribly busy and have almost...

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Intermission

Béla Bartók

The source from which Hungarian composer Béla Bartók drew his musical language was south-eastern European folklore, which he collected and studied along with Zoltán Kodály. On the basis of this folklore, Bartók developed a Hungarian idiom of modern...  more

"A csodálatos mandarin" ("The Miraculous Mandarin") Opus 19

Béla Bartók´s "The Miraculous Mandarin" caused such a furore at its 1926 première in Cologne that it was removed from the repertoire on orders of the Lord Mayor of the city at the time, Konrad Adenauer. He was less bothered by the dissonant and...

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François-Xavier Roth, conductor

François-Xavier Roth (born Paris, 1971), one of the most charismatic and enterprising conductors of his generation is General Music Director of the City of Cologne, leading both the Gürzenich Orchestra and the Opera. His repertoire ranges from music...  more

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

“A young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition, … Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship.” So...  more