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NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi

At the age of 90, the former chief conductor also returns this season to take the rostrum.

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When Christoph von Dohnányi returned to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra's podium last season after a long time away, the audience was reluctant to let him go away again after the concert. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long for the next comeback: a few months after his 90th birthday, von Dohnányi is back on the Elbphilharmonie stage.

The highlight of the evening is Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky's highly emotional »Pathétique« – one of the most popular symphonies of all time. In contrast, the audience can enjoy Charles Ives’s orchestral miniature »The Unanswered Question« and György Ligeti's Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra before the interval. Maestro von Dohnányi conducted the latter's world premiere almost 50 years ago.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Henrik Wiese flute

Kalev Kuljus oboe

conductor Christoph von Dohnányi


Charles Ives
The Unanswered Question / Two Contemplations No. 1

György Ligeti
Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra

- Interval -

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B-flat Minor, Op. 74 »Pathétique«

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