Beethoven’s glorious Violin Concerto didn’t fully reveal its beauties until it found a capable champion four decades after the composer wrote it. Augustin Hadelich, an exciting young violinist performs this piece with the San Francisco Symphony during a season of debuts with many American orchestras. The sweep and military feel of Nielsen’s epic Fifth Symphony suggest a deeply felt response to World War I. Maestro Blomstedt is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of his work.
“The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty: reveling in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive on the violin, delivering the musical message with no technical impediments whatsoever, and thereby revealing something from a plane beyond ours.” —WASHINGTON POST
Please Note: Julia Fischer was announced earlier as the violin soloist for this concert. However, she has withdrawn for personal reasons.
San Francisco Symphony
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert Length: Approximately 2 Hours
Nielsen's Symphony No. 5