Ervin Lukács season ticket 3
Concerts are made special by the personalities of the performers. The world-famous Dutch organist and conductor Ton Koopman is one of the leading lights of a movement that promotes the authentic performance of early music. Gábor Tarkövi is the principal trumpet player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a teacher at the Karajan Academy. Mozart composed Symphony No. 19 aged 16 and that work was also special for its use of four horns with a uniquely high pitch. Haydn’s trumpet concerto was the master’s final concerto. He composed the piece in 1796, when the valve trumpet was still considered an innovation. Haydn’s influence can be felt in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, though it also features the impressive power that would characterise Beethoven’s later work. It is music that shines with serenity and optimism, something made all the more remarkable by the knowledge that its creation coincided with the famous Heiligenstadt Testament, in which the composer bade farewell to the world and confessed his irreversible deafness.