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7th Philharmonic Concert

Robert Schumann: »Manfred« Overture op. 115 / Emilie Mayer: Piano Concerto in B-flat Major / Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major op. 90

Aula der Neuen Universität
Musical Direction

She was given an honour by Queen Elisabeth of Prussia and she was made an honorary member of the Philharmonic Society in Munich in 1855: Emilie Mayer. Her works graced many concert programmes throughout her lifetime. Stylistic influences by Mozart, Beethoven and Rossini sound out from her pieces. Newspaper reports about her music reported »healthy, freshly composed […], rather engaging movements that bear witness to great compositional skill and certain mastery of the material […]«.

Before it had even been premiered, Brahms played his Symphony No. 3 to his friend Antonín Dvořák on the piano. Dvořák enthused: »I say and do not exaggerate that this work surpasses his first two symphonies […]. What splendid melodies to be discovered here!«

Robert Schumann's overture »Manfred«, op. 115 on Lord Byron's poem by the same name opens the programme of the concert.

This concert is part of the search process to fill the position of General Music Director at the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.

Listen to an introduction by Stefan Klawitter (in German) here.

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