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Bamberger Symphoniker at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

Baden‐Baden, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

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About the Event

Bamberg, a small town boasting one of the world's finest orchestras, recently presented an exceptional violinist on its tour. María Dueñas, a rising star in the violin realm, joins a prestigious tradition at the Festspielhaus. The orchestra showcased Beethoven's Violin Concerto, a masterpiece revered for its innovative approach. The concerto daringly commences with a solo timpani, a captivating provocation that challenges convention. In stark contrast, Brahms' first symphony opens with powerful timpani strokes that evoke a sense of unavoidable destiny. From the grandiose and triumphant brass chorales in the exhilarating finale, the audience experiences a lasting enchantment that endures to this day.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Violinkonzert D‐Dur op. 61
  • Johannes Brahms – Sinfonie Nr. 1 c‐Moll op. 68
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Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach, born 1940 in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland) is a noted pianist and conductor. Orphaned by World War II, he won numerous first‐place piano competition prizes. In 1964 he made his first recording (of Mozart) for Deutsche Grammophon and signed a contract with the label.

Prior to being named to his positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he held principal conducting and directing positions with orchestras in Ludwigshafen and Hamburg (Germany) and the Ravinia Festival (outside Chicago, Illinois). In 1981 he became principal guest conductor of Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and was chief conductor from 1982‐86. Other posts include music director of the Houston (1988‐99); chief conductor of the Hamburg NDR Symphony (1998‐2004); and music director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1994‐2003). He has made numerous recordings both as piano soloist and conductor.

He is credited with helping and supporting talented young musicians in their career development including soprano Renée Fleming and pianists Tzimon Barto and Lang Lang.

Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
Violin: María Dueñas


Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden, Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, Baden‐Baden, Germany — Google Maps

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