About the Concert
The Festival's own orchestra, conducted by Ivor Bolton, once again demonstrates how lively and fresh the Romantic repertoire sounds when performed on period instruments. Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in C major is a sonorous prelude to the programme, which is a perfect example of the fact that even after Beethoven, great things were possible in the symphonic field. The work is permeated by a fascinatingly stringent motivic-thematic thread, through which the intense sound effects emerge. This is followed by Brahms' First Piano Concerto, which is characterised by multi-layered tonal contrasts in its epic character and monumental dimensions. Martin Helmchen, one of the top pianists of the younger generation, will shine as soloist on the historical grand piano.
Kindly supported by the society "Freunde der Dresdner Musikfestspiele e. V.".
Organiser: Dresden Music Festival