Jakub Hrůša with Hosokawa and Suk

Jakub Hrůša with Hosokawa and Suk

Jakub Hrůša (Foto: Marian Lenhard)

Jakub Hrůša with Hosokawa and Suk

Thu 29. Jun 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 30. Jun 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Christian Schmitt Orgel
Toshio Hosokawa «Umarmung – Licht und Schatten» für Orgel und Orchester – Schweizer Erstaufführung
Pause Josef Suk Sinfonie Nr. 2 c-Moll op. 27 «Asrael»


29. Jun 2023, 19.00 Uhr
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Programme Notes
Hosokawa und Suk
Playlist: Hosokawa und Suk
News & Geschichten
Intro mit Toshio Hosokawa
News & Geschichten
Which Composers Married Composers' Daughters?
News & Geschichten
Intro mit dem Organisten Christian Schmitt
Toshio Hosokawa

When the new Tonhalle organ was designed, the goal was an instrument that would blend with the orchestral sound. How well it does this will be heard in Howokawa's "Embrace" – a work in which the merging of organ and orchestra is understood as a metaphor of an embrace between two people. The subtitle "Light and Shadow" then also fits the second work of the programme: the Czech composer Josef Suk had actually intended his second symphony, named after the angel of death Asrael, as a homage to his deceased father-in-law and inspirer Antonín Dvořák; when his wife also died, the work became a double requiem. At the same time, it signalled a new beginning, for in this symphony Suk found his own, extremely sonorous style.

Translated with DeepL.com