NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Frank Peter Zimmermann / Alan Gilbert

Mozart: Symphony KV 183 / Stravinsky: Violin Concerto / Brahms: Symphony No. 1

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Alan Gilbert
Alan Gilbert © Marco Borggreve
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Frank Peter Zimmermann © Irène Zandel

Dream team with a track record

This is a line-up where the chemistry is just perfect: when chief conductor Alan Gilbert and his NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra appear together with the exceptional violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, one is not only reminded of their many previous concerts and recordings. As in any successful long-standing relationship, the partners trust one another implicitly. These are certainly favourable conditions for a performance of Stravinsky’s virtuoso and slightly ironic Violin Concerto – a work from the composer’s Neo-Classical phase for which the ground is laid by Mozart’s »little« G minor Symphony in the programme. Stravinsky unmistakeably follows on inter alia from the form of the Baroque concerto grosso, which means that several instruments on the concert platform are called on to display soloist qualities and accuracy in the stylistic masquera – first and foremost of course the violin: the composer himself wanted the piece to »stink« of the violin.

In Johannes Brahms’s First Symphony, the musicians of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra find themselves breathing home air, as it were: not only did Hamburg native Brahms write large parts of the score on the Baltic island of Rügen; the work has always held a special position in the orchestra’s repertoire, and has often been literally »the first« on the programme.Brahms 1 was on the music stands, for example, of the very first general rehearsal in the Elbphilharmonie’s brand new Grand Hall; Alan Gilbert celebrated his debut as conductor in Hamburg with Brahms 1, and the symphony will be accompanying the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra on its forthcoming tour to Korea and Japan. The chemistry is just perfect!


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

conductor Alan Gilbert


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony in G Minor, KV 183

Igor Strawinsky
Concerto en Ré for Violin and Orchestra

– Interval –

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

Pre-Concert Talk

with Julius Heile (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Estimated end time

approx. 22:00


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Live Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live in the Elbphilharmonie Mediatheque.

Promoter: NDR

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