Lahav Shani: conductor, Yefim Bronfman: pianist

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Date

19.5.2021

Wednesday 20:00

Hall

The Lowy concert hall

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Hall

The Lowy concert hall

Artists

Lahav Shani, conductor 

Yefim Bronfman, pianist 

Concert Program

Haydn: Symphony no. 104
Brahms: piano concerto no.1

Event Info

 

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony no. 104 in D major

Haydn traveled to London twice, in the 1791-92 season and the 1794-95 season, and co-directed a successful concert series hosted by violinist and impresario Johann Peter Salomon in London’s Hannover Square. His brief stays in London have yielded, among other things, his last dozen symphonies, dubbed the “London Symphonies”. The orchestral writing, characterized by brilliance and intensity, reflects the dimensions and skill of the orchestra that was available to Haydn there. The interaction between Haydn and the intelligent and enthusiastic English audience resulted in a fresh creative approach and wealth of invention. The manuscript bears the note: “The Twelfth Symphony I wrote in England.” Aware of the fact that with this symphony he is finishing his work in England, it is possible that Haydn felt that this was his last symphonic essay. Haydn still composed string quartets, songs, masses and oratorios, but he never wrote another symphony. This masterpiece reflects Haydn’s many faces, as befits the completion of the work of the “Father of the Symphony” in the genre.

 

 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Concerto no. 1 in D minor for piano and orchestra, op. 15

On 27 February 1854, Robert Schumann attempted suicide by jumping from a bridge into the river Rhine. As soon as news of the catastrophe reached him, Johannes Brahms raced to Düsseldorf to assist Robert’s wife Clara, who was pregnant with their seventh child. Within days of Schumann’s breakdown, Brahms had begun composing. At first, he wrote the music he heard as a sonata for two pianos, but soon realized “even two pianos aren’t enough for me,” and began to rework it as a symphony. But Brahms was dissatisfied with his work. Almost exactly one year later, the solution became clear to him. He wrote to Clara, “Imagine what I dreamed of last night. I used my hapless symphony to make a concerto, and was playing it as such…” What finally emerged from the doubt and difficulty was a big piano concerto in D minor, Brahms’s first major orchestral work. In a letter written just after his second performance of the first piano concerto, Brahms wrote to his friend Joseph Joachim: “My concerto has been a brilliant and decisive… failure.” Joachim had conducted the premiere, with Brahms as soloist, on 22 January 1859 in Hanover, where it met with a polite but indifferent reaction from the audience. The third performance, on 24 March 1859 in a concert with the Hamburg Philharmonic, was a great success. The concerto was published in 1861.

 

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Price Range

190-580 nis

Duration

approx 80 minutes, no intermission

Duration

approx 80 minutes, no intermission

Price range

190-580 nis