London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms, Strauss
Susanna Mälkki conducts the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op 77 (soloist: Christian Tetzlaff). Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30.
Susanna Mälkki conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in two epics of late nineteenth-century repertoire. Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in the Brahms Violin Concerto, a work which embraces drama, lyricism and gypsy fire within its symphonic-scale span. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, with its opening sunrise beloved of film fans (2001: A Space Odyssey) and audio equipment demonstrators alike, has long had a life beyond the concert hall. But the spectacular symphonic poem, which calls for demanding solos in all departments and a conductor with an acute ear for both chamber music delicacy and massive orchestral sonority, remains a formidable challenge, even for the world's great orchestras.
Recorded on Sunday at the Barbican Hall, London, and presented by Martin Handley.
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
8.20 pm Interval Music (from CD)
Mozart: Horn Quintet, K. 407
Andrew Clark (natural horn)
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki (conductor)
Followed at approx 9.15pm by:
Dvorak Piano Trio in f minor, op 65 in a recently released recording by Trio Wanderer.