3rd Concert 2018
Zubin Mehta and Michael Barenboim
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Soloist: Michael Barenboim
Overture of the Incidental Music to Rosamunde, D 797
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 36
Soloist: Michael Barenboim, violin
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
After the premiere in 1940, one critic wrote that Arnold Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto sounded like “feeding time at the chicken farm."
The concerto is a stark contrast to Franz Schubert’s lyrical and serene Rosamunde Overture which opens the program.
In 1823, Schubert had written incidental music for the play Rosamunde by the poet Helmina of Chézy.
After the intermission, the program continues with two works by Maurice Ravel: La Valse, that ecstatic apotheosis of the Viennese waltz, in which the French composer draws performers and listeners into a breathtaking musical maelstrom.Ravel evokes an entirely different soundscape in his ballet Daphnis et Chloé: lascivious, dream-like, bacchanalian. With the Suite No. 2, assembled from parts of the ballet Zubin Mehta and the Berliner Philharmoniker bring the program to a close