LÜ & Blacher

LÜ & Blacher


2019-10-18 Fri 19:30National Concert Hall400 700 1000 1500 1800 2400 3000Buy
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Kolja Blacher, direct & violin

Samuel Barber:Adagio for Strings
Ludwig Van Beethoven:Symphony No.8
in F major, Op.93
Benjamin Britten:Violin Concerto No.1, Op.15

Often heard in films, Barber’s Adagio for Strings touches listeners’ hearts with its endless melancholy, and is one of the most well-known pieces of the 20th century. Amusing and playful, jokes with jokes, Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, known for its double scherzo movements, closes with jests in the finale. It is akin to swift calligraphic writing that utilizes strict stroke patterns, amazing listeners with the composer’s skill. Britten begins his Violin Concerto by paying tribute to Beethoven’s sole work in the same genre, while emulating the musical structures of Prokofiev’s violin concertos. The result is a work stimulating and passionate. The sound will linger in your mind once you’ve heard it. Kolja Blacher, former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, is one of the best teammates of the NSO. Their intimate yet powerful collaboration is enthralling. Joining forces to perform for the third time, Blacher will showcase his ability to lead the ensemble, performing as the soloist, and turning the massive orchestral music into intimate chamber music. Moreover, he will be working with the equally talented conductor Shao-Chia Lü. We await the sparks struck by this match.