Philharmonic Concert in Cologne Philharmonic Hall 2018

Annual Symphony Concert at Cologne Philharmonic Hall

Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 8pm

Kölner Philharmonie


MUSIC AT THE COURT OF THE CZAR
 
Oleg Poliansky,  piano
 
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
Volker Hartung,  conductor
 
Giuseppe Verdi
Ouverture to „La forza del destino“ (The Force of Destiny) (1862)

Sergej Rachmaninow
Piano Concerto No. 1 F sharp-Minor Op 1 (1890–91, rev. 1917)


INTERMISSION
 
Michail Glinka
Ouvertüre aus: „A Life for the Czar“ ("Žizn' za carja") (1834–36, rev. 1837)

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky
Lebedinoe ozero op. 20 (1875/76)
„Swanlake-Suite“

 
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
Volker Hartung,  conductor

… and Virtuoso Encores!


Tickets are available at: Köln-Ticket

Cologne New Philharmonic New Year's Concerts 2016

Lutoslawski in China

Volker Hartung had the honor to perform the great music of Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski with the Zheijang Symphony Orchestra in Huangzhou, China on May 9, 2014.

In his Five Songs (1956–57) and Muzyka żałobna, his »Funeral Music« for strings (1954-58) Lutosławski introduced his own brand of twelve-tone music, marking his departure from the explicit use of folk music.
Lutosławski's twelve-note techniques were completely different in conception from Arnold Schoenberg's tone-row system although Muzyka żałobna does happen to be based on a tone row.

Witold Lutosławski remains that rare composer with a distinctly defined, individual style in his works, despite differences in his various periods and constant development of his musical language. He found his path among aesthetic crossroads of the 20th century's second half, and pursued it with determination and a refined, evolving artistic sensibility.

For Maestro Hartung he, like no other composer of his time succeeded in finding a synthesis of form and content, intellect and emotion. He belonged to no "school" of composition, did not succumb to trends and fashions. While not upholding traditions or joining avantgarde revolutions, he was both avantgarde and traditional and holds an enduring place among the 20th century's great composers.

And so Hartung puts his »Funeral Music« in this concert at the side of Anton Bruckner, who seems congenial to Lutoslawski's aesthetic sensibility and spiritual attitude of his work.

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Volker Hartung conducts on May 9, 2014, the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra in Hangzhou, China with a program of works by European composers.

1814-1914-2014

Europe - a continent of turmoil before and after the historical fact of three murderous wars , mirrored in the music of three composers from three different eras and countries of origin, the German Bach 's son Johann Christian Bach , whose Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra is played by the Chinese soloists Xu Li.
At the beginning the famous " Funeral Music for Strings ,"by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski in memory of Bela Bartók , which was created in 1954.

The second half of the concert is devoted to one of the greatest works of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, whose mighty 4th Symphony in E Flat Major will be heard.


program:

Witold LUTOSLAWSKI
Funeral Music for String Orchestra

Johann Christian Bach
Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in C Minor
Soloist: Xu Li, Bass

Anton BRUCKNER
Symphony No.4 in E-flat Major " Romantic "


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