Haydn's overture and Schubert's symphony no. 4

The concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (Bremen German Chamber Philharmonic) Florian Donderer uses his violin performance to melt together thorough immersion and floating lightness. The composer Ferdinand Ries' sonic equilibristics can be described similarly. Born in an eminent Bonnese and Viennese musician dynasty, the hopeful young artist studied music with Ludwig Van Beethoven himself, and it is not surprising that Ries's Violin Concerto glimmers with beautiful reflections of the 18th century. This impulse can also be found in his contemporary Franz Schubert's early masterpiece - the Tragic symphony, that he composed at 19 years of age. This is like an interim state between the age of stormy and instinctive metamorphosis and romanticism so some have noted similarities with Janus - the god of duality, change, beginning and end. Joseph Haydn's overture is likewise tempestuous and passionate, which perhaps once shook up the wigs and souls of the Esterházy court.

Photography - © Giorgia Bertazzi


Joseph Haydn, Overture for the opera L'isola disabitata
Ferdinand Ries, Violin Concerto
Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 4 (The Tragic)


Florian Donderer, violin & concert leader
Sinfonietta Rīga

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