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Zimmermann plays Schumann (Lausanne)

Salle MetropoleRue de Genève 12, Lausanne, Vaud, 1003, Switzerland
Dates/times in Zurich time zone
Thursday 27 January 202220:15
Performers
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Jonathan NottConductor
Frank Peter ZimmermannViolinArtist in residence

Set a course for romantic Germany for this concert celebrating the friendship between Brahms and Schumann.

Completed the day after the young Brahms' first visit to the Schumanns by a composer whose mental faculties were already beginning to decline, it was Brahms himself who saved the manuscript of the Violin Concerto in D minor that Clara Schumann wanted to destroy. Rejected by its dedicatee, Joseph Joachim, Schumanns concerto laid forgotten until its resurrection in 1937 by the Nazi regime before Yehudi Menuhin masterfully introduced it to New York in 1938. This little-loved concerto has gradually risen to prominence in the concerto repertoire alongside those by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

The latter's Symphony No. 2 is a happy, serene work. The curtain gradually rises from the mists of northern Germany to end in an almost Mediterranean light in D major that is as thunderous as it is joyous.

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