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Vienna Philharmonic with Christoph von Dohnanyi

Christoph von Dohnanyi and the Vienna Philharmonic in Ligeti's Atmospheres, Wagner's Prelude to Lohengrin, Brahms's Symphony No 3 and, with Rainer Honeck, Berg's Violin Concerto.

Fiona Talkington presents a concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, recorded at the Musikverein in November 2019.

The concert begins with György Ligeti’s “Atmospheres”, composed in 1961 and used by Stanley Kubrick in his film “2001 – A Space Odyssey” seven years later, followed immediately by the Prelude to Act I of Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin”. A very creative and well thought out segue which shows the orchestra off in glorious technicolour.

The orchestra is then joined by Austrian violinist Rainer Honeck for a performance of Alban Berg’s deeply moving Violin Concerto, completed in 1935, but inspired by the tragic death of Walter Gropius and Alma Mahler’s 18-year-old daughter, Manon. It’s dedicated “To the memory of an angel”.

During the interval we'll hear two solo instrumental pieces by the Hungarian composer Ernő Dohnányi – grandfather of tonight’s conductor, Christoph von Dohnányi.

In the second half of the concert, the orchestra will perform one of the stalwarts of the Romantic symphonic repertoire – Brahms’ 3rd. It was composed in the summer of 1883 in Wiesbaden, and premiered later that year by conductor Hans Richter, who proclaimed it to be Brahms; “Eroica”.

To end the programme, we'll hear British soprano Carolyn Sampson in recordings of one of Bach’s secular cantata - Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Dissipate, you troublesome shadows), BWV.202 and a gentle chanson by Henri Duparc.

19:30
György Ligeti: Atmospheres
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto
Rainer Honeck (violin)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

20:20
Ernő Dohnányi: Rhapsody in G minor, Op.11 No.1
Martin Roscoe (piano)

Ernő Dohnányi: Passacaglia for solo flute, Op.48 No.2
Sharon Bezaly (flute)

20:40
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No.3 in F, Op.90
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

21:20
JS Bach: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV.202
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Petra Mullejeans (conductor)

Henri Duparc – Romance de Mignon
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • György Ligeti

    Atmospheres

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude to Lohengrin, Act I

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
  • Alban Berg

    Violin Concerto "In Memory of an Angel"

    Performer: Rainer Honeck. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Rhapsody in G minor, Op.11

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • ASV.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Passacaglia for solo flute

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly.
    • BIS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.3 in F, Op.90

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV.202

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Petra Müllejans.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Henri Duparc

    Romance de Mignon, Op.2 No.3

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Carolyn Sampson.
    • BIS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Hyperion CDA68137.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.

Broadcast

  • Mon 29 Jun 2020 19:30

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