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Gothenburg Symphony

A guest appearance with violin soloist Nicola Benedetti.

With unparalleled musicality and charisma on stage, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has become established as one of classical music’s brightest shining stars. Last season, she was the soloist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Now she returns, this time in American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis’ wonderfully bluesy Violin Concerto, composed specifically for her. 

Richard Strauss wanted to compose something in the same heroic style as Beethoven’s Eroica. He did exactly that with Ein Heldenleben – A Hero’s Life. Through the music, we follow Strauss’ hero’s feats, out on the battlefield and together with his “life companion” – a portrait of Strauss’ wife – up to the inevitable conclusion. The music can be viewed as a depiction of a heroic fate in general, but the hero in this story is undoubtedly Richard Strauss himself.

This guest performance by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is led by the orchestra’s chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

A guest appearance with violin soloist Nicola Benedetti.

Saturday 13 May 2023 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

140-440 SEK

With unparalleled musicality and charisma on stage, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has become established as one of classical music’s brightest shining stars. Last season, she was the soloist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Now she returns, this time in American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis’ wonderfully bluesy Violin Concerto, composed specifically for her. 

Richard Strauss wanted to compose something in the same heroic style as Beethoven’s Eroica. He did exactly that with Ein Heldenleben – A Hero’s Life. Through the music, we follow Strauss’ hero’s feats, out on the battlefield and together with his “life companion” – a portrait of Strauss’ wife – up to the inevitable conclusion. The music can be viewed as a depiction of a heroic fate in general, but the hero in this story is undoubtedly Richard Strauss himself.

This guest performance by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is led by the orchestra’s chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto in D
    43 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben
    40 min
  • Participants

  • Gothenburg Symphony
  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
  • Nicola Benedetti violin

Saturday 13 May 2023 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

140-440 SEK


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