Szőke Tibor Master Series No. 1

 MÜPA BUDAPEST 
 BÉLA BARTÓK
 CONCERT HALL 

 FEBRUARY 7, 2019 
 THURSDAY 7:30 PM 

PROGRAMME
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat minor K. 364

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9.

GUEST ARTISTS
Barnabás Kelemen (violin)
Máté Szűcs (violin)

CONDUCTOR
Christoph Campestrini

Kedves Közönségünk!

Mindannyiunk: Önök, hangversenyünk hallgatói, valamint a MÁV Szimfonikusok muzsikusai és menedzsmentje számára nagy szomorúság és csalódás, hogy hangversenyünk világklasszis vendégművésze, Maxim Vengerov megbetegedése miatt lemondta mai hangversenyét – megtoldva azzal az ígérettel, hogy amint lehetséges, pótolni fogja. A hangversenyt a meghirdetett műsorral megtartjuk.

A violinist, like Maxim, is born only once in a century – said about Vengerov his first violin teacher, Galina Turchaninova, who instructed him from the age of four to seven in Novosibirsk, his birthplace. He won the first prize in an international competition in Poland at the age of 16, and the stages of his dazzling career could be listed for long. He has learnt to play the viola and the baroque violin, studied conducting, and even feels at home in the world of jazz. This living legend appears in this concert as both, a violinist and a conductor. His partner in the Mozart composition is Máté Szűcs, the solo violist at the Berlin Philharmonic, who has just taken a professorship position at the Music Academy at Geneva.

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) worked on his last symphony for seven years, until the last day of his life; yet he could not complete the concluding movement of this grandiose composition. A great number of musicians and scholars endeavored to complete the movement on the basis of the available fragments. Most of these reconstructions were also recorded.

The deeply religious Buckner dedicated this work to the Good Lord himself after offering two of his great works to secular figures in power. After summarizing his symphonic compositions in his eighth symphony, he ventured into the future of music in this one. His harmonies recall the works of Schonberg and the last compositions of Mahler, while the Adagio and the Scherzo respectively foreshadow the style of Sibelius and the early works of Stravinsky.