Susanna Mälkki and Gil Shaham
The works of this evening with Susanna Mälkki look both back to the past and forward to the future. For example, Béla Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, with soloist Gil Shaham, is in the tradition of Beethoven and Brahms but also experiments with the twelve-tone technique. Jean Sibelius’s Second Symphony, on the other hand, combines echoes of Tchaikovsky with innovative form, while Ferruccio Busoni’s Tanz-Walzer conjures up the atmosphere of a coffee house.
Susanna Mälkki and Gil Shaham Go to concert
Tanz-Walzer for orchestra, op. 53
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, Sz 112
Gil Shaham violin
Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43