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Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony, Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor, Isabelle Faust violin
Now she’s coming to Gothenburg for the first time to play Schumann’s violin concerto, his final big piece which was written with manic eagerness in 13 days in 1853. A few years later, he passed away, broken and mentally weak, in an asylum. His wife Clara decided that the violin concerto shouldn’t be published, as it had been created when Robert was under the influence of mental illness, and the piece was forgotten in the archives until its original performance in 1937.
Today, it is considered one of the great concertos with its intensity and passion, while there is also a brooding, underlying sense of grief and worry, even in the calmer parts and the seemingly jolly ones.
This ambivalence can be found once again in Mahler’s fifth symphony, with an adagietto that many call the most delightful music in the world. But all other human, emotional needs are also met – such as happiness, melancholy, angst and ecstasy – in this near perfect introduction to Mahler’s music.
Isabelle Faust gillar potatismos, tryffel och muséer
Göteborgs storartade jubileumsutställning 1923
Here you will find all the necessary information that you need to know about before your magical visit in the Concert Hall.
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