Konzerthaus Berlin: Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Konzerthausorchester
About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Benjamin Britten at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Konzerthaus Berlin.
Two artists closely associated with the Konzerthaus will be performing this concert: former principal conductor Christoph Eschenbach will be on the podium of the Konzerthaus Orchestra, and Daniel Hope, whom you can experience as a violinist but also regularly as host of the musical salon 'Hope@9pm', will be the guest soloist. This time he plays Benjamin Britten's highly demanding Violin Concerto from 1939.
After intermission, it's off to the late 19th century: Pyotr Tchaikovsky died very suddenly in November 1893 only a few days after the successful premiere of his Symphony No. 6. No wonder that rumors were rife about it — it already sounds like a farewell to life with its unusual slow final movement. Whether the composer died of cholera, suicide under pressure, or of his own free will, will probably never be fully clarified. What is certain, however, is that his last work, the 'Pathétique,' is a pinnacle of his creative work.