About the Event
FonoForum, in their characterization of Gautier Capuçon, the renowned French cellist, describe his playing style as having a full‐bodied tone, which has become his trademark. Capuçon is celebrated as the "ambassador of the 21st century for the cello" and has collaborated with top conductors, orchestras, and chamber music partners from around the world. During his visit to Berlin, he will be performing Antonín Dvořák's famous cello concerto. Accompanying him will be the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, a globally recognized ensemble. Known for its dedication to preserving and sharing Viennese sound culture, the orchestra distinguishes itself through artistic innovation, showcased through numerous world premieres and collaborations with sensational artistic projects.
- Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
- Richard Strauss – Don Juan — Tondichtung op. 20
- Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
| Wiener Symphoniker
The Wiener Symphoniker can look back on an eventful history, an outward sign being the several alterations that its name has undergone. Unforgettable will remain the legendary concert before Pope John XXIII at the Vatican in 1959 as well as the world premieres of such masterpieces as Bruckner’s 9th Symphony, Arnold Schönberg’s Gurrelieder, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and Franz Schmidt’s The Book with the Seven Seals. During the First World War, the orchestra was saved from being disbanded only by a fusion with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, founded in 1913. In 1944 however, the orchestra’s activities came to a halt for eight months.
| Gautier Capuçon
Gautier Capuçon has dedicated himself to the cello since he was only five years old, and is particularly enthusiastic about chamber music making. He records a great deal with his brother, renowned violinist Renaud Capuçon, and collaborates with numerous other celebrated artists such as Marta Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Leonidas Kavakos, Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Jean‐Yves Thibaudet, Maxim Vengerov, etc.