Concert in the Kursaal Engelberg
History has been made and music has always been performed in the Kursaal Engelberg from the Belle Époque. This magnificent hall from 1902 offers an ideal ambience for musical treasures.
And only a year after its opening, Franz Schreker composed his "Romantic Suite", whereby the idyllic third movement, an intermezzo, became particularly popular. Haydn had caused such a furore in the Thames metropolis with his London symphonies that the competition counterattacked. In February 1792, a rival concert promoter had a "Sinfonia concertante" by Ignaz Pleyel put on the programme, which prompted Haydn's concert agent Johann Peter Salomon to ask his protégé to write his own "Concertante". Haydn complied with the request, but allowed himself a special joke in the last movement of his composition: the solo violin appears here most effectively like an opera diva. It is clear that Salomon played this solo part himself at the premiere...
Only twenty years earlier, Mozart travelled to Vienna and was amazed at what he heard there: namely, symphonies by Haydn. They must have overwhelmed him, because back in Salzburg he adjusted his own composing entirely to this new symphonic style. To be heard and marvelled at in the A major Symphony KV 201.
Friday, 2 June 2023, from 7.30pm
Mr. Michael Sanderling, Conductor
Soloists of the Lucerne Symphonic Orchestra
Franz Schreker (1878 – 1934)
Intermezzo op. 8, third movement from the «Romantic Suite» op. 14
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Sinfonia concertante for violin, violoncello, oboe, bassoon and Orchester B-Dur Hob. I:105
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sinfonie Nr. 29 A-Dur KV 201