Lehel Season Ticket 1 – János Kovács 70
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nürnberg – overture
Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductor: János Kovács
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Carl Reinecke was well past his 80th birthday when, in 1908, he completed his D major flute concerto. Many consider the work to be the final flicker of the Mendelssohnian spirit, certainly not regardless of the fact that Reinecke conducted the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra for more than three decades, the reputation of which Mendelssohn himself established. A few years ago, the world-famous flautist Emmanuel Pahud recorded not only pieces by 20th century composers such as Penderecki and Takemitsu, but Reinecke’s concerto as well, which he considers beautifully illustrates the power of dreams. Under the baton of János Kovács, the work is performed between two late-Romantic, challenging yet exquisite compositions, Wagner’s Mastersingers overture and Bruckner’s final, ninth symphony.
The concert is our way of greeting conductor János Kovács who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.
Tickets: HUF 6000 / 5000 / 4000 / 3000 / 2000 (student and senior discount -20%)