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Bartók and Beethoven: Berliner Philharmoniker, Jakub Hrůša, Seong‐Jin Cho at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

Baden‐Baden, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

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About the Event

“Béla Bartók's mother tongue was Beethoven”. This quote by composer György Kurtág leads directly to the heart of the Easter Festival evening under the direction of Jakub Hrůša. The focus is on Béla Bartók's monumental. “Concerto for Orchestra”, which the composer wrote in exile in America. Ludwig van Beethoven was also surrounded by the noise of war when he composed his last piano concerto. It bears the nickname “Emperor Concerto”, although it is not clear whether this nickname refers to the fleeing Archduke Rudolph or the Emperor Napoleon, who was marching into Vienna and from whom Beethoven had already turned his back. Pianist Seong‐Jin Cho enjoys pop star status in his native South Korea.

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The categories on the seating plan are divided as follows:
Category 1 = yellow
Category 2 = pink
Category 3 = red
Category 4 = blue
Category 5 = green
Category 6 = blackberry
Category 7 = dark brown
Category 8 = light brown


  • Leos Janacek – Schicksal („Osud“). Suite aus der Oper
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 5 Es‐Dur op. 73
  • Béla Bartók – Konzert für Orchester Sz 116
Program is subject to change


Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

Peter Tchaikovsky, a frequent guest of the Philharmonic Society, enthused after a concert:

"The splendid Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin possesses a special quality, for which I can find no more appropriate expression than elasticity. They have the capacity to adapt themselves to the dimensions of a Berlioz or a Liszt, and of reproducing with equal mastery the variegated arabesques of the former and the thunderous cannonades of the latter — yet they are able to exercise the restraint called for by the gentleness of a Haydn…. The members of the Philharmonic Orchestra do not work in the theaters and are therefore not worn out and exhausted. Moreover, they are a self‐governing body, they play for their own benefit and not for an entrepreneur who takes the lion's share of the profits for himself. The coincidence of these favorable and exceptional conditions naturally contributes to the harmony of the artistic performance…"

Piano: Seong‐Jin Cho


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