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Tyrolean festival Erl - Opening concert

Johannes Brahms called it his "last stupidity" and a "curious idea": a double concerto for violin and cello was a rather unusual idea at his time. It probably didn't come from Brahms himself either, but from the cellist Robert Hausmann. Together with the famous violinist Joseph Joachim, he first performed the concert in Cologne in 1887. Joachim and Brahms had been at loggerheads years before, but in the course of rehearsals the two friends reconciled. And in fact Brahms created a work here that seems joyful and optimistic, especially in comparison to his earlier dark concerts. 13 years later, the first symphony of the young and eccentric Alexander Scriabin is premiered in St. Petersburg - criticism remains restrained. The work is complicated, the technique peculiar, the form unusual; in short: only something for connoisseurs. Scriabin, however, was not discouraged and one year later added a sixth to the five movements of the symphony: his "Hymne an die Kunst". Like Beethoven in the 9th Symphony, Scriabin concludes his orchestral piece with vocal soloists and a choir: "You pure art of harmonies, you are the light dream of life - in you man finds the living joy of consolation. The soloists of the evening István Várdai (cello) and Tobias Feldmann (violin) as well as the mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde and the tenor James Ley will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Festival Erl under the direction of Giedrė Šlekytė

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Tyrolean festival Erl - Opening concert - Erl

Johannes Brahms called it his "last stupidity" and a "curious idea": a double concerto for violin and cello was a rather unusual idea at his time. It probably didn't come from Brahms himself either, but from the cellist Robert Hausmann. Together with the famous violinist Joseph Joachim, he first performed the concert in Cologne in 1887. Joachim and Brahms had been at loggerheads years before, but in the course of rehearsals the two friends reconciled. And in fact Brahms created a work here that seems joyful and optimistic, especially in comparison to his earlier dark concerts. 13 years later, the first symphony of the young and eccentric Alexander Scriabin is premiered in St. Petersburg - criticism remains restrained. The work is complicated, the technique peculiar, the form unusual; in short: only something for connoisseurs. Scriabin, however, was not discouraged and one year later added a sixth to the five movements of the symphony: his "Hymne an die Kunst". Like Beethoven in the 9th Symphony, Scriabin concludes his orchestral piece with vocal soloists and a choir: "You pure art of harmonies, you are the light dream of life - in you man finds the living joy of consolation. The soloists of the evening István Várdai (cello) and Tobias Feldmann (violin) as well as the mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde and the tenor James Ley will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Festival Erl under the direction of Giedrė Šlekytė

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