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About the Concert
EMBRACING THE WORLD ①
Thu Sep 5, 2019 8pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
----------- Intermission 15mins ------------
Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major
Total Duration around 120 mins
If you could hear silence, how would it sound? Maybe something like the massive stillness that opens Mahler’s First Symphony. A magical spring dawn – or the creation of the universe itself? It’s the starting point for a young artist’s journey to the heart of absolute tragedy and glorious triumph – a journey through life and death, birdsong and fanfares, funeral marches and Viennese waltz. Well, Mahler did say that “the symphony should be like the world – it must embrace everything”, and it’s one of those pieces that simply has to be experienced live. Manfred Honeck understands its every note – just as the super Christian Tetzlaff might be the finest living interpreter of Beethoven’s huge, sunlit Violin Concerto.
Christian Tetzlaff has been one of the most sought-after violinists and most exciting musicians on the classical music scene for many years. “The greatest performance of the work I’ve ever heard,” wrote Tim Ashley (The Guardian, May 2015) of his interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the London Symphon...