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04 Mar 2012

Christian Thielemann on Strauss’s Oboe Concerto and Bruckner’s Fourth (7 min.)

The concept that underlies Christian Thielemann’s concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker is a captivating one. The conductor wanted to juxtapose two works which go well together – while remaining in contrast to each other. And so here we have an evening of late Romantic music, in which the elegant, bright Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss – with Albrecht Meyer as the soloist – stands alongside Anton Bruckner’s voluminous “Romantic” Symphony. In our bonus video, Christian Thielemann talks about the concert programme and his relationship with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The concert