About the Event
Explore the beauty of classical music at Konzerthaus in Berlin, where music by Beethoven and Prokofiev comes to life in this incredible performance.
The program of chief conductor Christoph Eschenbach and his Konzerthausorchester begins with Beethoven's only violin concerto, which is very symphonically conceived. The violin does not appear as an artistic prima ballerina, but as an equal partner to the orchestra. Violinist Midori, a long‐time artistic companion of our principal conductor, takes on the solo part. Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 from 1944, which is heard after the intermission, is an accessible work full of beautiful melodic ideas and the one of his symphonies that, along with the famous first 'Symphonie classique,' is played most often.
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61
- Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich – Symphony no. 5 in B‐flat major, op. 100
|Conductor:|| Eschenbach, Christoph |
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.