Riccardo Muti and Wiener Philarmoniker, August 14th, 2015, Salzburger Festspiele



PYOTR I. TCHAIKOVSKY • Concert for Violin and Orchestra in D, Op. 35

JOHANNES BRAHMS • Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

The concert was unique as it was the most obvious proof what extraordinary conductor can achieve with first class orchestra, the sound was full, lush, nuanced! If very high standards were expected, than Anne-Sophie Mutter reconfirmed her reputation as one of leading violin virtuoso nowadays, her interpretation of Tchaikovsky was emotional and filigreed, what I was missing was some typical russian melancholy or sadness so characteristic for the period.

© Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Riccardo Muti and Wiener Philarmoniker © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli

The second part with Brahms got me unprepared as I was not ready to update my preferred composers list. It seemed that I am listening to his Symphony No.2 first time, and rediscovering it anew.

© Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli

Riccardo Muti  © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli

Will come home and watch recorded stream of the concert on medici.tv, suggest you to do the same while it is still available!

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