Antonio Pappano & Seong-Jin Cho at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Leipzig - Grosser Saal
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Explore the beauty of piano music at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in Leipzig, where masterworks from Liszt come to life in this incredible performance.
- Liszt, Franz 2. Konzert für Klavier und Orchester A-Dur S 125
- Liszt, Franz Eine Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterbildern, nach J.W. von Goethe, S. 108, LW G 12
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- Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Orchestra) The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus.
The orchestra has a good claim to being the oldest continuing musical performing organization in Europe. In the early 19th century, Felix Mendelssohn was the kapellmeister.
Later principal conductors included Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Vaclav Neumann, and from 1970 to 1996 Kurt Masur. In 1998, Herbert Blomstedt took over the post until 2005 and will be succeeded by Riccardo Chailly.
As home to the Gewandhausorchester, the city of Leipzig possesses an orchestra of the highest world renown - one with an extraordinarily illustrious heritage spanning 275 years. In March 1743, sixteen Leipzig merchants founded a concert society, which was to shape musical history. Today, the Gewandhausorchester thrills and inspires music lovers the world over with both its passion for music and its unique, unmistakable sound.
Alongside its 70 symphonic Große Concerte per season, the Gewandhausorchester performs as the orchestra both of the Leipzig Opera - a role it has fulfilled for over 200 years - and of St. Thomas‘s Church, performing the music of JS Bach each week with the celebrated Thomanerchor. In addition, the Orchestra gives approximately 35 concerts per season all around the globe, and is documented on countless recordings. The unique diversity of the Gewandhausorchester‘s activities is a fundamental factor of Leipzig‘s international renown as ‚City of Music‘.
- Pappano, Antonio (Conductor) Currently Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano is the youngest conductor ever to have been invited to this position. Previously, he has been Music Director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Norwegian Opera, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in London of Italian parents but living in the United States from the age of 13, Pappano’s work as pianist and assistant conductor rapidly led to his engagement in theatres throughout the world. Most notably, he was assistant to Daniel Barenboim for several productions at the Bayreuth Festival.
Concurrently with his obligations at the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano is Music Director of the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
- Cho, Seong-Jin (Piano)
- GewandhausChor (Choir)
- Gunnell, Brenden (Tenor)