Symphony Concert N° 3

Daniele Gatti Conductor

Robert Schumann

  • Ouvertüre zu »Genoveva« op. 81

Johannes Brahms

  • Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn in B flat major, Opus 56a

Robert Schumann

  • Ouvertüre Hermann und Dorothea op. 136
  • Symphony No. 4 in D flat minor, Opus 120

The power of invention

Writing about her future husband, Robert Schumann, in 1839, Clara Wieck opined: »My greatest wish is that he should compose for orchestra – that’s his calling!«. In June 1841, soon after their marriage, Schumann completed the first version of his D minor Symphony (chronologically the Second). But the audience at the premiere in 1841 was disconcerted by the novel concept of four separate movements combined into one uninterrupted musical stream, creating a »symphony in one movement«. It was not until 1853 that the thoroughly revised sym­phony, now designated as the Fourth, finally enjoyed the success it deserved.

A concert introduction by Hagen Kunze is given 45 minutes before the start of the performance in the opera cellar.

Das Konzert wird von MDR Klassik mitgeschnitten und zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt gesendet.
  • 23.10.2022
    11:00 Uhr
  • 24.10.2022
    20:00 Uhr
  • 25.10.2022
    20:00 Uhr

Daniele Gatti


Daniele Gatti graduated as a composer and orchestra conductor at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. He is Music Director of the Orchestra Mozart and Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO).

He was Music Director of the Teatro dell̛Opera di Roma and Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) in Amsterdam and he previously held prestigious roles at important musical institutions like the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Opera House of London, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Zurich’s Opernhaus.

The Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala are just a few of the renowned symphonic institutions he works with.

Some of the numerous and important new productions he has conducted include the »Falstaff« staged by Robert Carsen (in London, Milan, and Amsterdam); the »Parsifal« staged by Stefan Herheim opening the 2008 Bayreuther Festspiele; the »Parsifal« staged by François Girard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; four operas at the Salzburger Festspiele

(»Elektra«, »La Bohème«, »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«, »Il Trovatore«).

Daniele Gatti was awarded the Premio »Franco Abbiati« from Italian music critics as best conductor in 2015, and in 2016 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from the French Republic for his work as Musical Director of the Orchestre National de France.

Under Sony Classical he has recorded works by Debussy and Stravinsky with the Orchestre National de France, and a DVD of Wagner's »Parsifal« staged at the Metropolitan Opera. Under the label RCO Live he has recorded Berlioz’s »Symphonie Fantastique«, Mahler’s First, Second and Fourth Symphonies, a DVD of Stravinsky's »Le Sacre du Printemps« together with Debussy's »Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune« and »La Mer«, a DVD of Strauss's »Salome« performed at the Dutch National Opera, a CD of Bruckner's Symphony n. 9 together with the »Prelude« and the »Karfreitagszauber« (Good Friday Music) from Wagner's »Parsifal«. In November 2019 a DVD of Wagner's »Tristan und Isolde«, staged at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, was released by C Major.