Lahav Shani and Christian Tetzlaff – Jeans

Christian Tetzlaff

Date

25.1.2018

Thursday 22:00

Hall

Lowy Concert Hall

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Hall

Lowy Concert Hall

Artists

Lahav Shani, conductor 

Christian Tetzlaff, violinist 

Rona Kenan, singer and presenter 

Concert Program

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Symphony no. 7

Event Info

We are delighted to host the young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, who returns once again after receiving enthusiastic reviews from Israeli audiences and critics alike. The wonderful violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins for two exciting programs.

In terms of the concerto form, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was revolutionary in its time. It has no orchestral introduction. The solo violin presents the first theme on the high string, over subdued whispers by the orchestra.  From this point till the end of the work, there is a sense of partnership, rather than rivalry, between soloist and orchestra. The atmosphere is one of optimism in the spirit of the fairy music of Midsummer Night’s Dream. The soloist’s brilliance blends beautifully with the brilliance of the orchestra. An innovative partnership at the time and pure pleasure in our time.
Christian Tetzlaff is a great deception wizard: Mendelssohn's first six bars may seem ordinary, but Tetzlaff has other plans. He takes the work into new and unfamiliar territory; his Mendelssohn is angular, stormy, and brilliant.

The Viennese audience which heard Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 at its world premiere demanded to hear the second movement again. An astonishing event for a Viennese audience which usually heard only extracts from new works. In his seventh symphony, Beethoven transformed the customary slow second movement into a fast movement. Composers who followed him described the symphony in dance terms: “An apotheosis of dance in which tables and benches, cans and cups, grandmothers, the blind, the lame and children in the cradle all fall to dancing” (Wagner), “a village wedding” (Schumann), “a peasant dance” (Berlioz).
Beethoven’s seventh is indeed a celebration of rhythm from beginning to end and it is no wonder that Beethoven himself said “As I composed the work, I felt like Bacchus pouring wine over mankind…”

 

Price Range

150 - 420 nis

Duration

approx 90 minutes, no intermission

Duration

approx 90 minutes, no intermission

Price range

150 - 420 nis

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