Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Kian Soltani / Elim Chan

Dvořák / Widmann / Beethoven

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Kian Soltani
Kian Soltani © Holger Hage / Deutsche Grammophon
Elim Chan
Elim Chan © Rahi Rezvani
Laeiszhalle © Maxim Schulz
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Julia Baier

Balm for the soul

Only a handful of major 19th century composers wrote a cello concerto. Robert Schumann and Camille Saint-Saëns were among them. And of course Antonín Dvořák: during his time in America, he composed a masterpiece that amazed even his friend aHast dnd mentor Johannes Brahms. »Why didn’t I know that one can write a cello concerto like this?« Brahms exclaimed. »Had I known, I would have written one a long time ago.«

The Dvořák concerto takes part of its inspiration from the composer’s native Bohemia, and is simply balm for the soul – as long as the solo part is played by an expert like the cellist Kian Soltani. Under the baton of Elim Chan, who has been principal conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra since 2019, the Dvořák is followed by Beethoven in the original and through the back door. For his brilliant orchestral piece »Con brio«, Jörg Widmann trained his sights on Beethoven’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies. The final work on tonight’s programme is announced by the best-known four-note motif in the history of music: Beethoven’s Fifth, the so-called »Fate« Symphony.


Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Kian Soltani violoncello

conductor Elim Chan


Antonín Dvořák
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester h-Moll op. 104


Antonín Dvořák
Laßt mich allein / aus: Vier Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier op. 82 / Bearbeitung für Cello Solo & Cello Ensemble von Kian Soltani

– Interval –

Jörg Widmann
Con brio / Konzertouvertüre für Orchester

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonie Nr. 5 c-Moll op. 67

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)

19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Großer Saal

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Promoter: HamburgMusik

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