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concert Kurt Masur conducts Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms – With Renaud Capuçon Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Kurt Masur conducts Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms – With Renaud Capuçon Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

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Just a month before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kurt Masur and Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra presented a performance of Brahms’s Second Symphony in Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church. 20 years after that fateful November day, the same musicians perform an all-German concert program to commemorate that peaceful revolution, poetically presenting a stunning performance of the same Brahms symphony.

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Cast

  • St. Thomas Boys Choir
  • Georg Christoph Biller | Chorus director (Kantor of St. Thomas)
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Kurt Masur | Conductor

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont, Op. 84
    • Overture
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Motet "Fürchte dich nicht", BWV 228
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Motet “Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir“
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
    • 1. Allegro non troppo
    • 2. Adagio non troppo
    • 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
    • 4. Allegro con spirito

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: St. Nicholas Church (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Production: © EuroArts Music
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