A Summer Night's Dream
Arabella Steinbacher (Violin), Riccardo Minasi (Conductor), Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Four floating wind chords – then the fast, delicate figures in the violins lead directly into the fragrant fairy realm of King Oberon.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s overture to William Shakespeare’s sensual comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” stands at the beginning of this concert, which presents exclusively masterpieces. Joseph Haydn’s final Symphony No. 104 in D Major (“London”) is the culmination of his symphonic output. Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in Thun in 1887, marks a peak in his repertoire that must be climbed. The technically skilled, musically exciting Munich violinist Arabella Steinbacher has everything it takes to make this challenging mountain climb a success. With Riccardo Minasi, who as chief conductor leads the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, these milestones in classical music are in the best hands.
Riccardo Minasi, Conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, Violin
Overture "Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Violin concerto in D major, op. 77
– Interval –
Symphony No. 104 in D major “London Symphony”, Hob. I:104