‘Spirit’

‘Spirit’

The world-renowned choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Saburo have, together with Göteborg Operans Danskompani, developed the dance evening ‘Spirit’.

    ‘Landscape’

    The minimalist Saburo Teshigawara stages and evening with the rising star Francesco Tristano, pianist and composer, and the dancer Rihoko Sato. In ‘Landscape’, the artists will explore works by Bach (‘Goldberg-Variations’), Tristano and Cage in search of new poetic spaces and intense correspondences between body and music.

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    ‘All-Brahms programme’

    It was Hans von Bülow who coined the ‘Three B’s’, putting Johannes Brahms on a level with Bach and Beethoven. The WDR Sinfonieorchester, under its chief conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, will be staging an ‘all-Brahms programme’, comprising his First Symphony, his ‘Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn’, and the Piano Concerto No. 1 with the solo part performed by the Brahms-specialised pianist Gerhard Oppitz.

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    Guest Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra

    The Budapest Festival Orchestra will be giving three concerts at this year’s festival. Beginning with Wolf’s orchestral lieder and Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, Iván Fischer will also be conducting Listz’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody, the romantic-mysterious variations on a nursery song and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

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    Variations at the Beethovenfest

    On 10 September, András Schiff plays a modern concert grand and juxtaposes the ‘Diabelli Variations’ with variations by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Schumann. Two weeks later, on 24 September, he will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the grandfather of all variations.

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