Wiener Philharmoniker / Franz Welser-Möst
Schubert / Strauss
Franz Welser-Möst is a welcome guest at the Elbphilharmonie. He was supposed to appear in Hamburg again in October with the Cleveland Orchestra, whose chief conductor he is. The Vienna Philharmonic, on the other hand, is not led by a single pianist, but has been establishing close relationships with several conductors over the years. As an Austrian conductor of international standing, Welser-Möst has already put on several interesting programmes with what is probably the world's most famous orchestra.
For their guest appearance in Hamburg, they combine Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. The Symphony No. 2, which Schubert wrote at the age of 17, is followed by the rarely-performed »Sinfonia domestica«, with which Strauss put up a musical memorial to his wife, his child and in particular to himself. There also exists a historic gramophone recording of this work: in February 1943, at the height of the Second World War, the Vienna Philharmonic recorded it with the composer himself conducting.
conductor Franz Welser-Möst
Sinfonie Nr. 2 B-Dur D 125
Sinfonia domestica für großes Orchester F-Dur op. 53
Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik