Performer: Blomstedt, Herbert
Herbert Blomstedt brought the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester to Birmingham for the ninth of their eleven-concert, two-week Easter tour. Their magisterial account of Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony, and a fine performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto by Leif Ove Andsnes, earned them a vociferous reception.
This week’s Cleveland Orchestra concert program looks like the syllabus from a music appreciation course: Mozart’s Symphony no. 40 in G minor, and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”.
Nestled in the north of Bavaria lies the small medieval town of Bamberg. Despite its small population of just 70,000 people, the town boasts not only a wonderful concert hall, but one of the best orchestras in Germany.