Conductor: Markus Poschner
Symphony No. 1 C minor op. 68 (1862–76 | world premiere: Karlsruhe, 4.11.1876)
Symphony No. 2 D major op. 73 (1877 | world premiere: Wien, 30.12.1877)
Conductor Markus Poschner said the following about his project titled “Rileggendo Brahms” (“Re-reading Brahms”) in Lugano: “We focus on the four symphonies by Johannes Brahms as they are anchored in the tradition of Meiningen – this is very different from the Vienna School, an extremely classical interpretation which has been fascinating and interesting to us. The project has been very close to my heart. In the past few years, I reflected much about a certain practice of performing which diverges from the general cliché. There have been enormous misunderstandings when it comes to interpreting Brahms. I have viewed a lot of material in libraries and archives, for example his own notes and those made by his direct assistants on the scores. It enables us to identify his own ideas of what his music was to sound like, and how relaxed or strict he was about his own instructions.”
The conductor, who hails from Munich, laureate of the German Conductors’ Award of 2004, is highly esteemed for his sensational interpretations and recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler. Markus Poschner is Generalmusikdirektor of the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra and of Theater Bremen, Direttore Principale Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, First Visiting Conductor of the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin and designated principal conductor of the Brucknerorchester Linz as well as the Opera Manager at Landestheater Linz (as from the 2017/18 season). Poschner, who is at the same time an accomplished jazz pianist, has made himself a reputation as an artist pushing boundaries. He is constantly in search of novel and unheard-of contributions to programmes, interpretations and presentation forms. He also has a special feel for communicating what underlies classical music. This is why we are particularly happy that he has kindly agreed to a public rehearsal with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and a talk with the audience between the two days of concerts.
This concert is supported by Kärntner Sparkasse.
ticket prices: € 38 to 80
Combined tickets for the BRAHMS Series: Buy one ticket each for BRAHMS Series 1 and BRAHMS Series 2, and get a discount of 50% on the less expensive ticket*
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