Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 9 c major, KV 73/75a
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Concert for violin and orchestra No. 1 a minor, op. 77
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 5 f major, op. 76
At the age of just 16, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his Symphony No. 9, with which Cornelius Meister and the Staatsorchester Stuttgart open this symphony concert. His early symphonies show how Mozart made the still young genre his own and found his individual tonal language. Not much older than the youthful Mozart is the violinist Mira Foron, who has already been awarded numerous prizes. She will interpret Dmitri Shostakovich's demanding Violin Concerto No. 1, which is dedicated to the century-old violinist David Oistrakh. At the time of its composition, Shostakovich had once again come under the scrutiny of Stalin's politics, which accused him of a "formalistic, anti-people direction". For fear of reprisals, the concerto initially ended up in a drawer and was not premiered until after Stalin's death in 1955. The threatening sounds seem like a mirror of Shostakovich's life situation. The influence of Jewish folk music, which was a valuable source of inspiration for him, is also striking. Bohemian folklore, on the other hand, was of particular importance to Antonín Dvořák. He also let it flow into his Fifth Symphony, whose pastoral character is possibly related to the rural idyll to which Dvořák liked to retreat in order to compose.
Violin Mira Foron
Musical Direction Cornelius Meister
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the concert at Silchersaal.
First workshop, then concert: After a playful and musical introduction, children aged between 4 and 10 years experience the second part of the symphony concert.