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Live on takt1: BRSO + Mariss Jansons

Author: takt1

Internationally celebrated organist Iveta Apkalna on tour with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons.

  • Iveta Apkalna | Copyright: © Markus Werner

    Iveta Apkalna © Markus Werner

  • Mariss Jansons | Copyright: © Peter Meisel/BR

    Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel/BR

A programme full of rapturous and monumental moments: Internationally celebrated organist Iveta Apkalna on tour with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons. Together, they perform Saint-Saëns' vast Third Symphony, the so-called "Organ Symphony". The organ doesn’t show up until the second movement, making a heroic appearance at a monumental forte before giving way to a gentle melody with shimmering piano arpeggios. Saint-Saëns used the work to conduct a highly creative experiment with symphonic form and orchestral tonal color.

Before that comes Dvořák's Ninth, the "New World Symphony". It is often claimed that Dvořák incorporated Native American motifs into his work – an anecdote which the composer himself exposed as utterly unfounded. Nonetheless, he did compose the work on American soil, giving rise to its popular title. It is not actually programme music – although it was inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s Native American epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha”. The wealth of wonderful themes and melodies made the Symphony the Czech composer's most popular work.

Tune in on 22 March 2019 at 20:15! All takt1 live streams are available as video on demand after the concerts.

English title Saint-Saëns & Dvořák: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons
Recording location Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Genre Symphonic Music
Recording date March 22nd 2019
Production year 2019
Production Company Polycast Productions BV
Director Michael Ciniselli
Musical style Symphonic Music
Composer Camille Saint-Saëns
English title of music work Symphony No. 3 C minor op. 78 "Organ Symphony"
Soloist Iveta Apkalna
Composer Antonín Dvořák
English title of music work Symphony No. 9 E minor, "New World"
Conductor Mariss Jansons
Orchestra / Band Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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