Thursday 30th September 2021, 7:30 PM
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
Alain Altinoglu – conductor
Gautier Capuçon – cello
Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
César Franck – Symphnony in D minor, FWV 48
ADMISSION 46, 42 € TICKETS KZ*
* According to Public Health Authority Decree No. 241/2021: KZ – fully vaccinated
The guest performance of the Vienna Philharmonic led by outstanding world conductors at the BMF has become a tradition without which we cannot imagine the programme of our top music festival. This time one of the most renowned European orchestras has prepared a programme consisting of two essential works of music Romanticism. The most famous cello concerto coming from the time of Antonín Dvořák’s stay in America is supplemented with a poetic and at the same time passionately pulsating Symphony in D minor from 1889 by the French-Belgian composer César Franck.
The French conductor Alain Altinoglu will perform in Slovakia for the first time, whereas the soloist of the concerto, Gautier Capuçon, is well known by the BMF audience. It was also his victory at the International Forum of Young Performers New Talent (2001) that contributed to the outset of his radiant career. He is an artist who can bring out ‘the score’s every technical and emotional aspect in a performance both commanding and highly subtle’ (Chicago Sun Times). Gautier Capuçon plays L’Ambassadeur, a precious Matteo Goffriller cello from 1701.