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Live Stream: Alan Gilbert and Wenzel Fuchs with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

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Berliner Philharmoniker

Join us for a Live Stream of a concert introduced by Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin.

Since his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in February 2006, Alan Gilbert’s guest appearances have displayed a wide repertoire spectrum, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann, to Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leoš Janáček and Béla Bartók to Magnus Lindberg and John Adams. But there is method behind what looks at first glance like a piecemeal approach: “In this way I could try out quite different aspects of the orchestra”, the conductor revealed.

This season, Gilbert, who held the position of music director of the New York Philharmonic from 2009 until summer 2017, presents yet another of his musical facets to Berlin audiences – with Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin and Claude Debussy’s Images pour orchestre. What both pieces have in common is that they were inspired by existing music: Adès has orchestrated three harpsichord pieces by the French Baroque master François Couperin in a new, original way, while in his triptych Images, Debussy created three musical landscapes and mood pictures of England, France and Spain from folk dances and folk melodies. The appeal of the composition lies in the fact that Debussy, with his own iridescent musical language, created an absolutely authentic, yet at the same atmospherically heightened vision in sound of the three nations.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on the other hand, was inspired to write one of his most beautiful concertos not by pre-existing music, but by the mesmerising playing of an instrumental virtuoso: the Clarinet Concerto in A major, which captivates listeners by its clarity of form, its intimate, song-like themes and its playful brilliance.

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Thomas Adès
Three Studies from Couperin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major, K. 622
Wenzel Fuchs clarinet

Claude Debussy
Images pour orchestre



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