Orchestra Concert

Spring Symphony

Marek Janowski conducts Schumann and Strauss.


Saturday | 6/03/2023
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
55 | 45 | 39 | 33 | 25 | 18 €
9 € for young people

About the Concert

Marek Janowski is considered a Strauss connoisseur, and anyone who hears him speak about the master from Garmisch-Patenkirchen also knows that he holds his work in the highest regard. This can be experienced in this concert, in which he places the Burleske alongside two "tone poems" (as Strauss himself called his symphonic poems). "Death and Transfiguration" was written by Strauss when he was only 24 years old, at an age when one does not actually think seriously about dying. The work has no biographical background; he was concerned with the attempt to portray the last hour of a human life with musical means. On the other hand, he composed the opposite, so to speak, i.e. plump humor and joie de vivre, for his "Burleske". "Con umore" is written in the notes, no less than four timpani and a large orchestra are used, the piano is allowed to shine, and this effort is worthwhile. The joke gets through. And not infrequently elicits a smile from the pianist.


Richard Strauss

"Macbeth" tone poem for large orchestra

Burlesque for piano and orchestra in D minor

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 1 B flat major "Spring Symphony"


Marek Janowski
Francesco Piemontesi
Dresdner Philharmonie


Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski first came to the Dresden Philharmonic as principal conductor from 2001 to 2003, during which time he already impressed with unusual and challenging programs. With the 2019/2020 concert season, he returned to the Dresden Philharmonic as principal conductor and artistic director.

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Francesco Piemontesi

Cultivated, technically brilliant and musically subtle: this sums up what makes Francesco Piemontesi special as a pianist. Particularly appreciated for his interpretation of Mozart and the early Romantic repertoire, Piemontesi also has a great affinity for the works of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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