Saturday · 26 August 2023 · 3:00pm

Nature romanticism and spiritual kinship

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Youngkun Kwak · violin
Jörg-Peter Weigle · conductor

E.T.A. Hoffmann · Overture to the opera "Undine
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart · Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major KV 219
Franz Schubert · Symphony no. 5 B flat major D 485

Full of nature romanticism, the overture to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s “Magic Opera” Undine, with its folksy, simple melodies, sets the mood for a tale of tragic love between the mermaid Undine and the Knight of Ringstetten. In these sounds, strongly influenced by Mozart and Beethoven, Nature and Art have indeed “found each other”, as was Goethe's ideal. Undine was first performed in 1816 in what was then the Royal National Theatre on Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Mozart wrote five violin concertos for his own use as a soloist, with the last one in A major, from 1775, turning out to be an expressive and imaginative work with manifold changes of mood. Also in 1816, in Vienna, Franz Schubert wrote his 5th Symphony, which is closely related to Mozart and tells of the kinship with Austrian folk music they both had.

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