Maximilian Hornung plays Dvořák

Maximilian Hornung plays Dvořák

Maximilian Hornung (Foto: Marco Borggreve)

Maximilian Hornung plays Dvořák

Sun 21. Jan 2024 17.00 Grosse Tonhalle
Estonian Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi Music Director
Maximilian Hornung Violoncello
Arvo Pärt Sinfonie Nr. 1 «Polyphonic»
Antonín Dvořák Cellokonzert h-Moll op. 104
Pause Dmitri Schostakowitsch Sinfonie Nr. 1 f-Moll op. 10
Prices CHF 125 / 100 / 75 / 55 / 30
Programme Notes
Estonian Festival Orchestra
Playlist Pärt, Dvořák, Schostakowitsch
Maximilian Hornung spielt Gulda

The Munich cellist Maximilian Hornung is also an audience favourite in Zurich, at least since he stormed across all stylistic boundaries in Friedrich Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra at the 2022 New Year's Eve Concert. This time he takes on Dvořák's Cello Concerto, one of the most popular works for his instrument. Dvořák composed it in New York, every bar tells of his homesickness for the Czech Republic – and the second movement also tells of his (unrequited) love. For once, Paavo Järvi does not conduct the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, but his Estonian Festival Orchestra. And just like Dvořák, he also tells of his homeland: with works by his compatriot Arvo Pärt, whom he knows well, and by Shostakovich, whom he met as a child.

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