Joshua Bell © Richard Ashcroft

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Bell / Harding

Thursday 18 May 2017
19:30 – ca. 22:15
Großer Saal


Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Schaufler, Einleitende Worte
Wolfgang Schaufler spricht einleitende Worte zu Pierre Boulez' «Rituel»

Joshua Bell, Violine

Daniel Harding, Dirigent


Pierre Boulez

Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna (1974-1975)


Ernest Chausson

Poème op. 25 für Violine und Orchester (1896)

Maurice Ravel

Tzigane. Rapsodie de concert für Violine und Orchester (1924)


Johannes Brahms

Symphonie Nr. 1 c-moll op. 68 (1876)


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Festival 38. Internationales Musikfest


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The Franco-Belgian school of violin-playing

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, in combination with Joshua Bell, explore how the violin concerto went on to develop on its way into the 20th century. Bell feels an allegiance to the Franco-Belgian school of violin-playing. After all, he studied with a pupil of Ysaÿe, Josef Gingold. Fittingly, he will perform Chausson’s expressive musical portrait, «Poème», which was composed for Eugène Ysaÿe in 1896. And as Bell also admits that «Ravel is one of my favourite composer», he will also perform the Frenchman’s brilliant concert rhapsody «Tzigane» dating from 1924. It is via his connection with different styles and composers that Bell aims to achieve a «sincerity in music», which he feels is essential to an interpretation.