• Julian Steckel © Giorgia Bertazzi Julian Steckel © Giorgia Bertazzi
  • Michael Sanderling © Nikolaj Lund Michael Sanderling © Nikolaj Lund

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The Vltava

Smetana and Beethoven

In his astonishing symphonic composition Bedřich Smetana allows a river to transform into melody. This works all within the borders of musical alignment, as it was invented for orchestral music during the classical era. Even Beethoven, not commonly known as master of melody, brought passages into being in which the orchestra seems to begin an unending chant. Also, in a modern piece like Witold Lutosławski's fantastic cello concert the abilites of solo instruments are amplified and harnessed for maximum effect.

Duration: 90 minutes (incl. break)

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
Vltava in E minor (1874) from the Cycle „Má vlast“ (My Homeland)
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra (1970)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 (1812)

Michael Sanderling | Conductor
Julian Steckel | Violoncello
Dresdner Philharmonie