“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Paavo Järvi – LIVE
About this event
Schumann's Cello Concerto and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream live from the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the baton of its Music Director Paavo Järvi takes you into the fabulous dream world of Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream – and gives you a first impression of their forthcoming recordings of Mendelssohn's orchestral works.
What does Romantic music sound like? For many, just like Schumann's Cello Concerto. In the classic Romantic manner, the composer moved between euphoria and depression throughout his life. The cello concerto was written at a very happy time when he finally got a prestigious position in Düsseldorf – music, composed in a flurry of creativity, that mirrors Schumann's state of mind at the time.
What would a film be without music? Maybe something like a play would have been without music in the 19th century. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy played a significant role in this development, when, by order of the culture-savvy Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, he wrote his brilliantly evocative and imaginative score for performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1842/43.
This "soundtrack" has been one of Mendelssohn's most popular works ever since. And it's no surprise, since he found exactly the right tone for the varied atmospheres and moods of Shakespeare's enchanted plot revolving around Oberon, the king of the fairies. Mendelssohn had already composed his quicksilver overture almost twenty years earlier – at the age of 17 – as a standalone work, which he then enriched with further numbers, including such hits such as the ever-popular Wedding March.
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This concert is available to watch on demand for 48 hours after the initial stream.
Paavo Järvi, Music Director
Steven Isserlis, Violoncello
Katharina Konradi, Sopran
Sophia Burgos, Sopran
Damen der Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Andreas Felber, Einstudierung
Concert – approx. 80 min programme
Robert Schumann, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 129
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Incidental Music op. 61 MWV M 13 (“Ein Sommernachtstraum”)
The concert is streamed live from Tonhalle Maag Zurich (Switzerland).
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This event was recorded live at Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, Switzerland.
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