Jan Vogler and the Dresden Festival Orchestra under Ivor Bolton discover Robert Schuman's famous Cello Concerto in A minor and capture the special sound of the romantic era on historic instrumens and gut strings.
Born in 1810 in Zwickau, Robert Schumann is among the most celebrated composers of the romantic epoch. Besides Leipzig and Dusseldorf, he left his musical marks in Dresden, where he had lived for six years. Shortly after he had left Dresden, he wrote the popular Cello Concerto in A minor. The film delves musically into the sound of Schumann's lifetime.
Jan Vogler, Violoncello
Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Robert Schumann: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 129
(Duration approx. 25 Minutes)
Performances at the Palais im Großen Garten in Dresden and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg from May 1 to 3, 2017
Zum Abschluss der Musikfestspiele 2017 wurde der Kulturpalast in einem ungewöhnlichen Zusammentreffen des Dresdner Festspielorchesters mit herausragenden Solisten einerseits und den jungen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern der »Bohème 2020« andererseits zum Opernhaus mit der Aufführung von »Leonore«, der Urfassung von Beethovens »Fidelio«. Auf historischem Instrumentarium erklang die »Rettungs- und Befreiungsoper« in einem Zusammenspiel zwischen Historie und Moderne.
In the 2016 season the Dresden Festival Orchestra celebrated its 5th year of existence and on this occasion has recorded its first CD under its chief conductor Ivor Bolton and with Jan Vogler as soloist. Featuring Schumann's Smphony No. 2 and his cello concerto the musicians turned to its core repertoire by composers of the 19th and early 20th century who left their musical calling card in Dresden.
Being an ensemble that dedicates itself to the historical performance practice, the Festival Orchestra explores the original sound of Schumann whose work is connected to Dresden. The second Symphony was written between December 1845 and October 1846 in Dresden, the cello concerto immediately after he had left the city. On original instruments of the time of its origin a thrilling interpretation of two outstanding compositions by Schumann is offered and invites to an impressive journey on the traces of the great composer.
The CD is available