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The Orchestra of Stowe Opera

Charles SewartLeader
Robert Secret
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Dima Tkachenko – Violin

Schumann Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No.5 (Horn solo – Laurence Davies)

Concert attendees are wlcome to a pre-concert talk at 7pm by Jessica Duchen, author of the novel ‘Ghost Variations’ which is based on the true story of the discovery of the Schumann Violin Concerto and the mystery surrounding it.

Schumann wrote his Violin Concerto for the violinist Joseph Joachim in 1853. The concerto was hidden in the archives in the Prussian State Library until the work was discovered eight decades later. Today, the Concerto has firmly become part of the mainstream of the violin repertoire and is considered an important late Schumann work. Yehudi Menuhin hailed it as the ‘missing link’ between the violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, with the ‘same human warmth, caressing softness, bold manly rhythms, the same lovely arabesque treatment of the violin, the same rich and noble themes and harmonies’.

Mahler’s fifth symphony has a well-known and loved slow movement – the Adagietto for harp and strings – which is said to be a love song for his wife Alma. The movement came to fame through the film Death in Venice and has remained a favourite ever since. There is far more to this symphony – the conductor Herbert von Karajan once said that in Mahler’s Fifth ‘you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience.’ From the opening trumpet fanfare, the wonderful third movement with its horn solo to the exuberant finale the symphony has an immense emotional breadth.

We are delighted to welcome back violinist Dima Tkachenko. Dima was a prize-winner at several international violin competitions including the Carl Nielsen Competition (Odense, Denmark), the Lysenko Competition (Kyiv, Ukraine) and the Wronski Solo Violin Competition (Warsaw, Poland).

We are also pleased to welcome back Laurence Davies who will be the horn soloist in the third movement of the Mahler symphony. Laurence has been principal horn in both The Philharmonia Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and guest principal with the LSO,
LPO and CBSO.

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