Edo de Waart Conductor
Karen Gomyo Violin
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Symphony No. 7 in A major
Karen Gomyo next tackles Max Bruch’s incandescent Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Having played the violin himself for many years, Bruch created a work that understands the idiosyncrasies of the instrument, composing a concerto of unequalled intimacy and exquisite beauty.
The concert begins with a bang with John Adams’ joyful Short Ride in A Fast Machine – an exhilarating fantasy, with the orchestra speeding through nuanced changes in the harmonic landscape.
A sense of joyful exuberance also lights up Beethoven’s sublime Symphony No. 7 in A major. With surprising surges in dynamics and dancing phrases, as well as the second movement’s now infamous funeral march, this work is rightly a great masterpiece of the canon. Enjoy this classic anew under the baton of Maestro Edo de Waart.