|2017-06-09 Fri 19:30||National Concert Hall||400 700 1000 1200 1500||Buy|
SABINE MEYER, clarinet
CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Clarinet Concertino, J.109, op.26, E-flat major
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, C minor
Michael Sanderling conducts a program of which half is devoted to music for solo clarinet and orchestra, and half to the magnificent First Symphony of Brahms. German clarinetist Sabine Meyer made headlines as one of the first women to be hired by the Berlin Philharmonic, a post she subsequently left to become of the few world-class soloists on her instrument. Meyer plays two highly contrasting works: a mainstay of the nineteenth-century romantic repertory, Weber’s lovely Concertino; and a modern one by Japan’s most famous classical composer,TōruTakemitsu, who described the structure of his exquisite, impressionistic 1991 composition Fantasma/Cantos as being “influenced by Japanese landscape gardens in the ‘go-round’ style.” Brahms’s First Symphony, one of the greatest “Firsts” ever written, travels a long hard road from emotional struggle, wild energy, and harsh defiance to triumphant grandeur and glowing majesty.