Susanna Mälkki & Alexei Ogrintchouk

Thu 12/10/2017 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: 36.00-7.00 €

Introduction

Having survived the horrors of the Third Reich, Richard Strauss experienced an artistic reawakening in his 80s. An American corporal who happened to be principal oboist of the Pittsburgh Orchestra in civilian life visited the great composer at his Bavarian home in the spring of 1945 and enquired if he had ever considered writing an oboe concerto. The idea grew on Strauss, resulting in one of the great achievements for the instrument and a real challenge for even the most skilled virtuosos. Alexei Ogrintchouk, soloist with the renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is certainly up to the task.

 

Artists

  • Susanna Mälkki

    Conductor

  • Alexei Ogrintchouk

    Oboe

Programme

  • 19.00
    Richard Strauss

    Oboekonsertto D-duuri

  • Erik Bergman

    Aubade

  • Richard Strauss

    Ruusuritari sarja

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