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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

Baden‐Baden, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

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About the Event

Today's concert offers a treat for those who relish the deep, rich tones of string instruments, allowing oneself to immerse in its comforting embrace, much like sinking into plush sofa cushions. Amidst a period when melodiousness had become outdated after 1900, Rachmaninov and Elgar daringly introduced an additional layer of November melancholy, proudly embracing their label as "old‐fashioned." In the present, we now recognize the contemporary appeal of this music, as it played a crucial role in shaping the emerging film music genre. Moreover, these compositions exude timeless beauty, evoking a sense of nostalgia reminiscent of an aged red wine that induces a heavy‐headedness and warms the core.

Program

  • Richard Wagner – „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, Vorspiel zum dritten Aufzug
  • Edward Elgar – Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester e‐Moll op. 85
  • Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra, Soloist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra



Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first‐class performances and the highest possible standards of music‐making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. This was the vision of the Orchestra’s flamboyant founder Sir Thomas Beecham, whose legacy is maintained today as the Orchestra continues to thrive.

Conductor: Vasily Petrenko



Born in St Petersburg in 1976, Vasily Petrenko is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation. Petrenko was still in his teens when he became resident conductor at St Petersburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, and has gone on to work with some of the world’s finest orchestras, earning international acclaim – and top prizes – for his inspirational performances.

His Liverpool debut with the Phil in November 2004, and subsequent appearances in October and December 2005, created huge excitement: “…memorable for the sheer electricity emanating from the podium. Instantly there was a sense of dialogue between conductor and musicians, between one orchestral family and another, between one phrase and the next, to release natural‐seeming eloquence from his players.”  The Daily Telegraph

Cello: Sheku Kanneh‐Mason

Address

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

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