Wiener Symphoniker / Gautier Capuçon / Petr Popelka

Dvořák: Cello Concerto / Strauss: Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

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Gautier Capuçon
Gautier Capuçon © Frank Grimm

From Czechoslovakia to Germany

It was love at first sight for Gautier Capuçon: he had hardly picked up his first cello when he knew that he had found his instrument. »I love the position you sit in to play and the way you embrace the cello,« he said in an interview. And the listener notices this deeply personal connection between the artist and his instrument to this day when the Frenchman, in the meantime an international star, works his musical magic in concert.

One of the core pieces in his repertoire is the Dvořák Cello Concerto, whose highy emotional language Capuçon illuminates in Hamburg in powerful colours. After the interval, listeners travel from Czechoslovakia to Germany: with Richard Strauss’s sensuous »Don Juan« and his mischievous »Till Eulenspiegel«, shooting star Petr Popelka and the Wiener Symphoniker bring to life two of music history’s most eccentric heroes.


Wiener Symphoniker

Gautier Capuçon violoncello

conductor Petr Popelka


Antonín Dvořák
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104

– Interval –

Richard Strauss
Don Juan / tone poem after Nikolaus Lenau, Op. 20
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28

Soloist’s encore:

Antonín Dvořák
Laßt mich allein / aus: Vier Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier (Bearbeitung für Violoncello von Gautier Capuçon)

Orchestra’s encore:

Johann Strauß (Sohn)
Frühlingsstimmenwalzer op. 410

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Classical Fascination 1

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik

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