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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770 in Bonn into a musical family, attracted attention early in his life thanks to his outstanding musical talent. In 1792 the Prince Elector of Bonn sent him to Vienna to enable him to perfect his knowledge...  more

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Opus 61

At its 1806 world première, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was such a resounding failure that it took 40 years for the concerto to be given a reprieve by violinist Josef Joachim and find its way into the repertoire. What was seen as a "defect” at the...

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Intermission

Anton Bruckner

Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically...  more

Symphony No. 7 in E major

It was his Seventh Symphony, written between 1881 and 1883, that enabled Anton Bruckner to achieve his actual breakthrough as a symphonist. As early as the Leipzig world première on December 30, 1884 under the direction of Arthur Nikisch, Bruckner...

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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...  more

Daniel Lozakovich, Violin

Daniel Lozakovich was born in Stockholm in 2001, and began playing the violin in 2007, making his concerto debut with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov two years later. Daniel has already performed as a soloist throughout...  more