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Jaap van Zweden and Hilary Hahn ①

SCHEDULE
2024. 5. 9. Thu요일 20:00
PLACE
LOTTE Concert Hall
CONDUCTOR
Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST
Hilary Hahn, Violin
PROGRAM
Nina Shekhar, Lumina
Brahms, Violin Concerto, Op. 77
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PRICE
R 120,000 S 90,000 A 60,000 B 30,000 C 10,000
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Jaap van Zweden and Hilary Hahn

Thursday 9th May, 2024 8PM LOTTE Concert Hall

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin


Program
Nina Shekhar, Lumina *Asian Premiere

Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
 Allegro non troppo 
 Adagio
 Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

--------------- Intermission 15 mins ------------------

Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
 Allegro non troppo
 Adagio non troppo
 Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
 Allegro con spirito

Total duration around 110mins(incl. intermission)

Nina Shekhar(1995- ), Lumina(2020) *Asian Premiere
 
Nina Shekhar is a first-generation Indian American and a native of Detroit, USA. She is a composer, plays flute, piano, saxophone, and defines herself as a 'multimedia artist.' Lumina, which explores light, darkness, and the 'murkiness' in between, is a work written in 2020 for the Thornton Symphony of the University of Southern California. The composer creates a vague and foggy atmosphere through dense harmony and microtones generated when many instruments play a single note with different intonation. The resulting sound, hazy as a shadow, contrasts acutely with the bright and sharp sound symbolizing light. This unique sound is partly inspired by raga, a traditional Indian music, and the orchestra mimics the improvisation of traditional Indian music through glissandi, subtle pitch change, and ornamentation. Lumina features a variety of percussion instruments, including crotales, marimba, cymbals, and vibraphone played with a bow.
 
Instrumentation
2 2 2 2 — 4 3 3 1
3perc. harp. pno. strings

Johannes Brahms(1833-1897), Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77(1878)

Brahms composed his only violin concerto in the summer of 1878, in the resort town of Pörtschach in southern Austria. This year also marked Brahms's first journey to Italy in his lifetime. In the spring of that year, Brahms traveled to Italy with friends, crossing the Alps. While touring various parts of Italy, including Rome and Naples, he was deeply inspired by the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of the South, discovering fresh stimulation and abundant inspiration for life and art. All these experiences naturally found their way into the violin concerto he wrote shortly thereafter.
In composing this concerto, Brahms consulted various precedents and opinions. He sought advice from his close friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, and was influenced by the concertos of Beethoven, Viotti, and Joachim, as well as performances by Sarasate.
However, the most significant influence undoubtedly came from Beethoven, whom Brahms deeply admired. This concerto adopts the same key center of D major as Beethoven's violin concerto and shares structural similarities. It follows a classical tradition, with a grand and organized first movement, a lyrical second movement, and a lively, dance-like third movement, yet it also evokes Beethoven in its grand and profound thematic development, blending pastoral moods. Furthermore, Brahms's conception of a 'symphonic concerto' displayed in this work can be seen as a progressive continuation of Beethoven's legacy. While the romantic sentiments, humble breaths, and mature tones imbued within are distinctly Brahmsian, the horizon of a 'symphonic concerto' he opens up in this piece can be regarded as a developmental extension of Beethoven's achievements.

Instrumentation
solo violin
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 0 0 - timp - str 

Johannes Brahms(1833-1897), Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73(1877)

Johannes Brahms, who had completed his first symphony fourteen years after composition of the first movement, completed Symphony No. 2 in just four months at the resort town Pörtschach am Wörthersee in the summer of 1877. After completion, Brahms told his acquaintances, "It is a naive and optimistic small piece … Blue sky and babbling brook, sunlight and cool shade … In fact, it's not a symphony but just a sinfonietta," and later told his publisher, "[the symphony] is so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning."
Musicologist Reinhold Brinkmann compared the Symphony No. 1 to an 'epic' and the Symphony No. 2 to a 'pastoral poem.' All four movements of the Symphony No. 2 are in major key, and have a retrospective and bucolic atmosphere. Contemporary musicians and audiences called this symphony Brahms's "Pastoral Symphony." It was a comparison with Beethoven, which he could not dare to bear.
However, as the composer said, there are occasional spots of gloomy shadows and dark clouds in his "Pastoral Symphony." The three notes played by cellos and basses at the beginning of the sonata-form first movement are the core of the entire symphony, and this simple figure continues to appear as is or in a modified form throughout the piece.

Instrumentation
2 2 2 2 — 4 2 3 1 — tmp — str

Text by JunHyung Lee, Bryan Hwang / Translation SukHo Lee
 

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