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About the Concert
SUDBIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN'S EMPEROR
February 1 THU 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Antony Hermus, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Wagenaar, De getemde Feeks (The Taming of the Shrew) Overture, Op. 25
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73
-------------- Intermission 15 min -------------------------------
Bruckner, Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Expected Duration: 120 min.(incl. intermission)
“They want me to write differently. Certainly I could, but I must not” said Anton Bruckner. “How would I then stand before Almighty God, if I followed the others and not Him?” Bruckner believed that everything he wrote was part of a spiritual quest – and his Sixth Symphony resounds with the grandeur and natural beauty of the Austrian Alps. But it’s also warm, lyrical and intensely personal: a noble counterpart to Beethoven’s majesticEmperor concerto, performed tonight by the “thrilling” (Gramophone) Russian-born virtuoso Yeveny Sudbin. First, though, our guest conductor Antony Hermus shares a delightful gift from Holland: a sparkling comedy-overture by the neglected Dutch composer Johan Wagenaar. If you like Richard Strauss, you’ll love this.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Dutch conductor Antony Hermus has an infectiously positive approach to music and life, and a natural talent for encouraging musicians and singers to give their very best. This shows in the quality and intensity of his performances, whether in the concert hall or the opera house. He was Music Director in Dessau from 2009, where he was nominated &...
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’. As BIS Records’ only exclusive artist, all of Yevgeny’s recordings have met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine or Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. His S...