Hardenberger Plays Haydn and GruberGig
26 Aprilie 21:30 - 23:30
SCHULHOFF Serenade Op 18 (27’)
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat (14’)
GRUBER Busking (31’)
BEETHOVEN Twelve Contradances (12’)
JOHN STORGÅRDS Conductor
HÅKAN HARDENBERGER Trumpet
“Great fun for the audience” – very few new pieces of music are reviewed like that, but Busking is a trumpet concerto unlike any you will have heard before, and it does leave its audiences cheering. Virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger plays multiple instruments in it, while banjo and accordion join the ranks of the orchestra to help bring the vibrant, exotic world of street musicians into the concert hall. All in all it is a tour de force complemented by Beethoven’s delightful dances, Schulhoff’s jazzy serenade and an old favourite: Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.
The Finnish conductor, who is a regular guest with the Orchestra, is an earthy, powerful, passionate musician with an unprecedented precision, vitality and clarity of the performance.
BUSKING WAS COMPOSED FOR HÅKAN HARDENBERGER AND MAKES FULL USE OF HIS PHENOMENAL VIRTUOSITY... A DAZZLING CROSS-CUT FABRIC OF COMPETING RHYTHMS, WITH THE BANJO AND ACCORDION ADDING A BRITTLE, ALMOST SARDONIC EDGE. - THE GUARDIAN
Haakan Hardenberger – “…the best trumpet player in the galaxy…” The Times
CONDUCTOR INSIGHTS, 6.30pm: John Storgårds discusses tonight’s programme
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