R. SCHUMANN, J. BRAHMS

 

R. SCHUMANN, J. BRAHMS

Conductor MANUEL HERNANDEZ SILVA

Genoveva, Op.81: Overture, R. Schumann
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77, J. Brahms 
To be determined violin  
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.73, J. Brahms

1.40 h (w/out intermission)
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Program notes Jose Antonio Canton
photo ©Marco Borggreve

Composed in the spring of 1847, Robert Schumann’s overture Genoveva was finished before the four act German opera by the same name. Based on a play by the playwrights Tieck and Hebbel about the misfortunes of an 8th century Alsatian heroine, it was quite well received at its premiere on the 25th of June 1850 at the Stadtteather in Leipzig. 
Johannes Brahms completed the Violin Concerto, Op. 77 at his summer residence in the Carinthian village of Portschach in 1878. It was dedicated to his friend the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, whom he had consulted during the composition and who premiered the concert in Leipzig on the first of January 1879 with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, with the composer conducting.
Johannes Brahms composed his Second Symphony during the summer 1877 at the spa of Pörtschach am Wörthersee, which was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic led by the conductor Hans Richter. Without going into the details of each movement, overall the symphony has a much more pastoral than formalist Viennese character. 

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