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New on takt1: Gewandhausorchester & Nelsons

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A grand start to the season at the Leipzig Gewandhaus: Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhaus Orchestra with a carefully chosen program.

  • Andris Nelsons | Copyright: © Marco Borggreve

    Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve

  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | Copyright: © Jens Gerber

    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Jens Gerber

A grand opening to the new season at the Leipzig Gewandhaus: Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhaus Kapellmeister since 2018, conducts a delicately balanced program. With his seventeenth piano concerto, Mozart consolidated his new approach to the form: solo-like passages from the wind section, and in the third movement, harmonic structures that anticipate romanticism; and a finale that takes on almost operatic dimensions. Mozart begins to assert his individuality.

It is followed by Debussy's wonderfully oceanic "La Mer", a series of symphonic sketches with relentlessly compelling themes. It is a painterly work, though that's not to say that it's program music. Rather, Debussy set out to capture the ocean in music in a work abounding with energy and powerful rhythms. The concert closes with Stravinsky's trailblazing music for the ballet "The Firebird": pure magic.

Recording location Gewandhaus Leipzig
Recording date 1.09.2019
Production Company takt1
Original title of music work Klavierkonzert Nr. 17 KV 453
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original title of music work La Mer
Composer Claude Debussy
Original title of music work Der Feuervogel (Suite)
Composer Igor Strawinsky
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Soloist Martin Helmchen

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