Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra / Konradin Seitzer / François Leleux

Mendelssohn / Prokofiev

This concert has already taken place! 14.30 | 34.10 | 50.60 | 62.70 | 81.40
This concert has already taken place! 14.30 | 34.10 | 50.60 | 62.70 | 81.40
François Leleux
François Leleux © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Beauty and Horror

The romantic world of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, which François Leleux awakens as conductor and solo oboist with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra in this concert at the Elbphilharmonie, includes a piece of contemporary history, which is of great concern to the soloist of the work in question, Konradin Seitzer, both musically and humanly: »Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto was written in a time marked by war and misery. It touches me deeply to play this work as a soloist with my orchestra exactly a century after its premiere and to realise that the spirit of violence and aggression of that time has come to life anew in our own day. Beauty and horror – in this concert, past music in our present time, they meet.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Konradin Seitzer violin

François Leleux oboe and director


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Overture from »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«, Op. 21

Sergej Prokofjew
Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1 D-Dur op. 19

– Interval –

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Lieder ohne Worte / Bearbeitung für Oboe und Streichorchester von Andreas Tarkmann
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 »Italian«

Zugabe des Solisten:

Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor, Op. 27/1 / 2. Satz

Pre-Concert Talk

with Daniela Becker (in German)

10:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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