Hear the future in Mozart’s symphony, savor the past in Brahms’ violin concerto,
and preserve the memories through Karen Gomyo’s performance.
Hailed as one of the three greatest violin concertos, Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major is filled with his personal flair. When Romanticism was all the rage, Brahms stuck to tradition and developed his works with well-organized structures. Through intricate composition skills, Brahms sought innovation in tradition and found a new path for 19th century Romanticism.
Inspired by the father of Danish literature Ludvig Holberg from the 18th century, Grieg wrote the Holberg Suite, a French-style suite with a strong Baroque flair. The composition fully displays the characteristic of the era, and carries an ancient atmosphere combined with the unique folksong tradition of the Nordic people.
Prague, Mozart’s most beloved city. The city that welcomed Mozart warmly. Thinking about the successful premiere of Don Giovanni in Prague, Mozart wrote Symphony No. 38 in D Major ("Prague") as a token of gratitude. It was completed when Mozart was transitioning between styles, therefore we can hear some of the new methods the maestro had developed for his future works.
Conductor: Michal Nesterowicz
Violin: Karen Gomyo
J. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, "Prague"