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Konzertdauer: ca. 2 ¼ Stunden

Witold Lutosławski

"In and of itself, music does not express any unambiguous non-musical content whatsoever. Music is music!" With these words, Polish composer Witold Lutosławski declared his understanding of music as an abstract form. Lutosławski, who early in his...  more

Symphony No. 4

Early in his career, Witold Lutoslawski was apostrophized as a "classicist of the modern era" and equally accepted by both progressive and conservative factions. The son of a Polish resistance fighter against the Russian occupation régime, who had...

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Frédéric Chopin

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21

Intermission

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...  more

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36

"The Fourth Symphony arose from my very being and was written with true inspiration, with love and glowing enthusiasm, from beginning to end. There is not one stroke in it that does not stem from my sincerest emotions" wrote Pyotr Ilyitch...

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Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor

Krzysztof Urbański is Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 Urbański became Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. In addition to concerts in Hamburg last seasons they toured Japan and Europe....  more

Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Jan Lisiecki’s interpretations and technique speak to a maturity beyond his age. At 24, the Canadian performs over a hundred yearly concerts worldwide, and has worked closely with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel...  more