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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)
Ensemble Galant

8.40 pm
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Johannes Brahms

      Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

      Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV. 1005 - Largo

      Performer: Christian Tetzlaff.
  • Interval

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Horn Quintet (K.407)

      Performer: Andrew Clark. Ensemble: Ensemble Galant.
      • EMI.
  • Part 2

    • Richard Strauss

      Also sprach Zarathustra

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
  • Post-concert

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Piano Trio no.3 in f minor, op. 65

      Ensemble: Trio Wanderer.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMM 902248 Tracks 7-10.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
      • 007.
    • Franz Schubert

      6 Deutsche Tanze [German Dances] D.820 For Piano, no.2 in A flat major

      Performer: Lars Vogt.
      • Ondine : ODE12852.
      • Ondine.
      • 6.

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