Orchestra Concert

Beethoven and Strauss

Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto and "Ein Heldenleben" by Richard Strauss.


Friday | 1/19/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young people

About the Concert

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"Self-glorification", "shameless egocentricity" - Richard Strauss was repeatedly accused of having made a monument to himself in "Heldenleben". We can no longer ask him, but he probably meant it rather ironically. In a letter to Romain Rolland he wrote: "I am not a hero. I lack the necessary strength; I am not made for battle; I prefer to retire, to enjoy peace and quiet ..." Be that as it may - to this day, the young composer's sonorous and self-confident tone poem is considered a masterpiece and a challenge for the solo violin, which plays enormously difficult passages in it.
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 is also a challenge, albeit for pianists. In it, Beethoven reveals himself for the first time as a completely independent composer, free from the influences of Mozart and the superfather Haydn. For example, he allows the timpani and piano to enter into a dialogue with each other - the audience found this very perky at the time, and it is still highly effective today!


Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor op. 37 (1802)

Richard Strauss
"Ein Heldenleben" Symphonic Poem (1898)


Pablo González
Dresdner Philharmonie


Pablo González

Hailed as one of the most passionate conductors of his generation, Pablo González is principal conductor of the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE) and artistic advisor to the orchestra and choir, and performs regularly at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. Pablo was previously music director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya (10/15).

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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