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Feb
19.30

Master violinist James Ehnes

Gothenburg Symphony, Kent Nagano conductor, James Ehnes violin

Master violinist James Ehnes

Gothenburg Symphony, Kent Nagano conductor, James Ehnes violin

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The first violin concerto to begin with timpani? Presumably, Beethoven knew what he was doing and imitation was not part of the process.

Inspiration and craftsmanship must have flowed in perfect harmony when he composed the work. The first movement is 20 minutes long –  and not a second too long – and with a matching trio and finale, it is a real classic, especially in the hands of the fabulously musical James Ehnes.

Kent Nagano holds the baton and also delivers Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, composed in 1830 for the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession – one of Protestantism’s most important documents and in Mendelssohn’s case, a musical celebration of a noble kind. Bonus: a pearl by Bach.

 

Programme


Bach / Stokowski Ein' Feste Burg
3 min


Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 "Reformation"
33 min


Intermission
25 min


Beethoven Violin Concerto
42 min


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony


Kent Nagano Conductor


James Ehnes violin


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