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About the Concert
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Renaud CapuÇon, violin
Mahler, Piano Quartet (orch. Marlijn Helder)
Berg, Violin Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 15 in A Major
Celebrated French violinist Renaud Capuçon recently recorded the Berg Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the famed ensemble's first recording of this important work, dedicated in the composer's words 'To The Memory of An Angel.' This ultra-romantic and bittersweet composition quotes a Bach cantata as part of its memorial to the daughter of a dear friend of the composer who died tragically young. Capuçon plays on what many call the most beautiful sounding violin in the world, the famed Panette Guarneri del Gesú, once owned by violin legend Isaac Stern.
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth makes his SPO debut in this program. Wigglesworth has conducted most of the major orchestras in the world including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and the New York Philharmonic to mention a few. He is recording a complete cycle of the Shostakovich Symphonies and here, offers the composer's last, full of mysterious quotations and ending in a coda of percussion. The program will open with the Asian premiere of Mahler's Piano Quartet, his earliest and never finished work, in a new orchestration by the Dutch composer Marlijn Helder. Helder re-imagines the work as though Mahler returns to this score of his youth in old age.
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Born in Sussex, England, Mark Wigglesworth studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and won the Kondrashin Conducting Competition in Amsterdam in 1989. Since then he has worked with many of the leading European orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Oslo P...
Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, winning numerous awards during his five years there. Following this, Capuçon moved to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern, and was awarded the Prize of the Berlin ...