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Iván Fischer & Janine Jansen

Saturday, 13. April 2019, 6.30 pm
Lucerne, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 34 C major, K. 338

Béla Bartók
Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1, Sz 36

Interval

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 39 E-flat major, K. 543

Béla Bartók
Romanian folk dances, Sz 68

Iván Fischer, Conductor

Janine Jansen, Violin

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Last year Iván Fischer celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary of the formation of his Budapest Festival Orchestra, when they also released their twenty-fifth CD together. Fischer’s career as a conductor was influenced as much by Leonard Bernstein as it was by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, but as a native Hungarian he has naturally conducted a great deal of music by his fellow countryman Béla Bartók, and it is with Bartók that he is returning to the podium of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. For once the powerfully expressive Dutch violinist Janine Jansen is not performing Bartók’s familiar Violin Concerto but a lesser-known work, a delicate, small-scale piece in which the composer painted a musical portrait of the love of his youth, the Swiss violinist Steffi Geyer. In its rhapsodic opening movement he expresses his admiration for the grace and delicacy of her playing, while the bravura second movement pays tribute to her gifts as a virtuoso. Fischer ends his concert with the thrilling Romanian Folk Dances that have always been among Bartók’s most popular works. These two pieces by Bartók are intertwined with two of Mozart’s symphonies. At the heart of Fischer’s programme is Mozart’s antepenultimate symphony, the majestic E flat major Symphony K543. And the concert begins with the Symphony in C major K338, the last symphony that Mozart wrote in Salzburg but one that was not performed until he moved to Vienna in 1781. The result is an outspokenly festive and infectiously lively presentation piece.

Photo Gallery

Here are some impressions of our concert in Lucerne.

Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer & Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer & Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Reise (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer & Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Iván Fischer & Janine Jansen (c) Peter Meisel
Janine Jansen & Anton Barakhovsky (c) Peter Meisel
Janine Jansen & Anton Barakhovsky (c) Peter Meisel
BRSO (c) Peter Meisel
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