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2nd Philharmonic Concert / Anatoly Lyadov: »The Enchanted Lake« op. 62 A Fairy Tale Scene for Orchestra / Leoš Janáček: Suite from the opera »The Cunning Little Vixen« / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: »Sheherazade« Sinfonic Suite op. 35 from »A Thousand and One Nights«

Heidelberg Congress Center
Violin solo
Arvo Volmer

An exquisite »Mahler in music«, the composer, conductor and pedagogue Anatoly Liadov was born in St. Petersburg in 1855. The symphonic poem »The Enchanted Lake« (1909) is one of the few works that passed Anatoly Liadov's strict criticism of his own works. This soulful image of a landscape is alive with poetic magic and sophisticated timbres.

Janáček’s »The Cunnning Little Vixen« is an opera from the late Romantic period and a tale in its own standing of the secrets and longings of life and its circles, performed in its adaptation as suite by Sir Charles Mackerras.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s monumental tone poem of the mysterious »Sheherazade« concludes this concert. This work is based on a tale from »A Thousand and One Nights« and is characterised by a colourful instrumentation. It’s a masterpiece symphony full of harmonic sounds and longings, starring concertmaster Thierry Stöckel as soloist.

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