Dvorák’s tonal language and his fiery musical temperament have also found their way into the early works of Alexander von Zemlinsky. With his second symphony delivered proof of his compositional talent, which was still very much linked to symphonic tradition – even if it demonstrates a high level of individualism.
Throughout his life, the Swedish born Gunnar de Frumerie felt himself to be closely bound to tradition. His trombone concerto is one of the favourite pieces for this instrument. Since winning the Christian Lindberg Competition in 2006, soloist Frederic Belli has become a major exponent of the trombone.
Introduction to the concert on Monday at 7 pm. with Prof. Dr. Lutz-Werner Hesse
The Noon Witch: Symphonic Poem, op. 108
Gunnar de Frumerie
Trombone concerto, op. 81
Alexander von Zemlinsky
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major
- Frederic Belli
- Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
- Ariane Matiakh
Introduction to the concert
Professor Lutz-Werner Hesse provides an insight into the compositions and the creative work of the composer, as well as an overview of the historical context and background in a half-hourly concert introduction on the Mondays of symphony concerts performed by the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra. Soloists or the conductor share interesting facts about the concert programme in dialogue with the audience.
Professor Lutz-Werner Hesse is a composer and the managing director of the Wuppertal department of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
Tickets for symphony concerts on Monday evenings include entrance to these concert introductions at 7.00 pm free of charge. (Please note, spaces are limited.)
The venue for the talk is signposted in the foyer.
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