Symphony Concert N° 10

Christian Thielemann Conductor
Sol Gabetta Cello

Robert Schumann

  • Ouvertüre zu »Genoveva« op. 81
  • Cello Concerto in a minor, Opus 129

Aribert Reimann

  • Sieben Fragmente für Orchester
  • in memoriam Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

  • Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale E-Dur op. 52

Schumann’s cosmos

Christian Thielemann continues his exploration of Robert Schumann’s romantic oeuvre. Alongside the »Genoveva« Overture, which has enjoyed great popularity at Staatskapelle concerts since the mid-19th century, this programme features the Cello Concerto in A minor, performed by Capell-Virtuosin Sol Gabetta, as well as the Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52. Capell-Compositeur Aribert Reimann contributes his Seven Fragments from 1988, which draw upon Schumann’s »last thoughts«.

  • 30.04.2020
    20:00 Uhr
    Semperoper
    Tickets
    Ticket price:
    45.00 – 67.00 €
  • 01.05.2020
    19:00 Uhr
    Semperoper
    Tickets
    Ticket price:
    45.00 – 67.00 €
  • 02.05.2020
    11:00 Uhr
    Semperoper
    Ausverkauft

Christian Thielemann

Principal Conductor

S Since 2012/13 season Christian Thielemann has been Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden. Following engagements at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Gelsenkirchen, Karlsruhe, Hanover and Dusseldorf, in 1988 he moved to Nuremberg to occupy the post of Generalmusikdirektor. In 1997 he returned to his hometown of Berlin to direct the Deutsche Oper until 2004, when he became Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic, a post he occupied until 2011. In addition to his current position in Dresden, Thielemann has been Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 2013, where the Staatskapelle is resident orchestra.

In previous seasons Christian Thielemann has contributed greatly to the birthday celebrations for Wagner and Strauss. At the same time he has explored a wide range of music from Bach to Henze, Rihm and Gubaidulina in Dresden and on tour. In the Semperoper he recently conducted new productions of »Der Freischütz« and »Ariadne auf Naxos« while for the Salzburg Easter Festival he interpreted »Die Walküre« and »Tosca«.

Christian Thielemann maintains close ties to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, whose New Year’s Concert he conducted in 2019. Following his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 2000, he has returned every

year to thrill audiences with benchmark interpretations. After serving five years as the festival’s Musical Advisor, in June 2015 he became its Music Director. In addition, he has been invited to conduct the leading orchestras of Europe, the United States, Israel and Asia.

As a UNITEL exclusive artist, Christian Thielemann has a comprehensive catalogue of recordings. His most recent projects with the Staatskapelle have been to record the symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner as well as numerous operas.

Christian Thielemann is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds honorary doctorates from the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. In May 2015 he was awarded the Richard Wagner Prize by the Richard Wagner Society of the city of Leipzig, followed by the Prize of the Semperoper Trust in October 2016. He is patron of the Richard-Wagner-Stätten in Graupa as well as the 49th International youth competition »jugend creativ« of the Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken. In 2019 he was awarded honorary membership of the Gustav Mahler Society in Hamburg. His recordings have been showered with awards.

Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta, one of the leading cellists of our time, is Artist-in-Residence of the Staatskapelle Dresden for the 2019/2020 season. Recent career milestones include acclaimed debuts at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York as well as the first night of the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall. A popular guest artist at the world’s top music festivals, Sol Gabetta opened the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in 2018. Since 2005 she has taught at the Basel Academy of Music.

In recognition of her outstanding artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta received the Herbert von Karajan Prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2018, where she performed as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann as well as in chamber music recitals. In 2016 she was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize as Instrumentalist

of the Year for her interpretation of Pēteris Vasks’ Cello Concerto No. 2, after her recordings had already received this prestigious accolade in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. This Grammy-nominated artist has also won prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD International Music Competition and received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 as well as the Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.

Chamber music occupies a central position in Sol Gabetta’s work. Every year a large and lively circle of musicians congregates at the SOLsberg Festival in Switzerland, of which she is artistic director.

Sol Gabetta’s cello, provided by Balthazar Soulier, was built by Matteo Goffriller in Venice in 1730.