Christian Thielemann direction
Denis Matsuev piano
Denis Matsuev will draw out every ounce of melancholy with Liszt, and Brahms’s last tribute to the orchestra.
Christian Thielemann, Denis Matsuev - DR
Weber Oberon, overture
Liszt Concerto for piano No. 2
Brahms Symphony No. 4
An evening featuring two musical titans as charismatic conductor Christian Thielemann leads the musicians of the Dresden Staatskapelle and the energetic Denis Matsuev through a programme which is not short on sweeping perspectives or heightened Romanticism. After Weber’s magical overture comes Piano Concerto No. 2 by Liszt and its rhapsodic form in which several themes circulate like moods, showcasing the solo instrument in a natural way. In the second half, Brahms’s Fourth is the musician’s farewell to the symphony form. This is a moving work full of underground chambers and hidden erudition, which brought his intense musical life to a close.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées