On 18 January, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra broadcasts its performance of Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, the “Reformation”. Here, we look at the artistically fertile travels the composer took around Europe as a young man and how they spawned some of his best-loved works. Today young people tour Europe and get a general cultural education through the customary Interrail trip, and in the early 1830s young Felix Mendelssohn was just the same, with carriages and boats instead of trains.
On Thursday 18 January, Gothenburg Symphony live streams its performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with violinist Daniel Lozakovich. In this instalment of the At Home Guide, we look at the story of the piece and the composer’s relationship with its inspiration, the violinist Josef Kotek. Tchaikovsky had first met Iosif (or Josef) Kotek when he had tutored the young violinist in composition and music theory at the Moscow Conservatory.
The trouble with music that’s couched in the rhetoric of transcendence is that the interpreter has to try to live up to those terms in performance. In the case of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil the bar is set high from the first page of the score with the composer’s direction: “Transcendent, with awesome majesty”.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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