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About the Concert
HADELICH PLAYS BARTOK
July 22 – 8:00PM, Saturday / Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
James Gaffigan, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Wagner, Good Friday Spell from 'Parsifal'
Bartok, Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 ‘Reformation’
“In this realm, time becomes space…” Wagner’s Parsifal has been an inspiration to the very greatest creative artists, from CS Lewis to Terry Gilliam. The ravishing Good Friday Music from Act Three depicts rebirth and renewal in music of blossoming tenderness and beauty: a wonderful starting point for a concert that ends with Mendelssohn’s great symphony of spiritual struggle. As chief conductor in Wagner’s one-time home of Lucerne, James Gaffigan understands the inner landscape of this music: but he’ll also be able to bring plenty of electricity to Bartók’s zingy, paprika-flavoured Second Violin Concerto. Augustin Hadelich’s performances of this great 20th century classic have been praised for their “spiralling, freewheeling fantasy”.