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About the Concert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Christian Vásquez, conductor
Stefan Dohr, horn
R. Strauss, Don Juan, Op. 20
R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, TrV 283
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Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 Great
Total Duration 110mins(incl. intermission)
Some listeners call it the “Great C major”. Musicians call it the “Great C monster”! But both are agreed – there’s nothing in all music to compare with Schubert’s majestic final symphony. Hear it as a summer journey through a sunlit world of melody, or as a youthful genius throwing down a challenge to Beethoven himself. But do hear it, because under maestro Christian Vásquez – a graduate of Venezuela’s famous El Sistema program - you’ll never experience it played with more energy, or joy. First, though, Strauss’s Don Juan tells a tale of swashbuckling adventure, before Stefan Dohr (the Berlin Philharmonic’s principal horn) plays Strauss’s serene Second Horn Concerto, written in the darkest days of the Second Word War.
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Renowned for his charismatic stage presence, powerful interpretations and compelling musical integrity, conductor Christian Vásquez continues to attract international attention as one of the most outstanding Venezuelan conductors working today. Christian Vásquez became Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony ...
Proclaimed by the New York Chronicle as the “king of his instrument”, Stefan Dohr is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest horn players. In addition to being Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic, Stefan has collaborated as a soloist with the world’s leading conductors, including Sir Simon Ra...