Ferencsik season ticket 3
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, op. 20
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 11
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73
Stefan Dohr horn
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
The first two pieces being played at the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra’s Richard Strauss–Brahms concert are connected by an invisible but all the more audible link. The protagonist of the concerto at the centre of the programme is the horn. This brass instrument favoured by the Romantics evokes the atmosphere of forests, hunting, and jousting. However, it is also used to play the intoxicating main theme of the symphonic poem that will open the concert.
The German soloist at the concert is one of the finest horn players of our time, and the conductor is a noted member of the generation of Hungarian conductors now in their prime.