SCHUMANN WITH GATTI: FINALE

13 January 2022

Modena

Thursday 20:30 / Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena

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Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena

PROGRAMME

R. SCHUMANN Overture to Genoveva
R. SCHUMANN Konzertstück for four horns *
R. SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)

Daniele Gatti conductor
José Vicente Castello, José Miguel Asensi, Jonathan Wegloop, Geneviève Clifford horns * 

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

To bring our international cycle of Schumann symphonies to a close, the MCO and Artistic Advisor Daniele Gatti focus on the first and last symphonies that the composer wrote, along with two of his other orchestral works.

Until his first symphony, nicknamed Spring, was written, Schumann was known mostly for piano and vocal works. But as his wife Clara noted, "His compositions are all orchestral in feeling." The next step was obvious, and in hindsight, inevitable; Schumann completed the score in under a month. His third symphony was the last to be completed, if not the last to be published (the fourth dates from nine years prior) and finds Schumann wrestling with the influence of Beethoven, only to emerge with his own, distinct form of romanticism. The symphony's nickname, Rhenish, is in tribute to a recent journey he had made with his wife to the Rhineland.

In programmes that combine these works with the Genoveva overture and the Konzertstück, with its unique concertante grouping of four horns, Daniele Gatti closes this latest chapter of our collaboration. He and the MCO first worked together on a production of Berg's Lulu in 2010, and after becoming Artistic Advisor of the Orchestra in 2016, embarked on a critically-acclaimed, multi-year Beethoven symphony cycle before shifting the focus exclusively to Schumann in 2019.


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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

10 January 2022 Cologne

Monday 20:00pm / Kölner Philharmonie

R. SCHUMANN 

Daniele Gatti conductor
José Vicente Castello, José Miguel Asensi, Jonathan Wegloop, Geneviève Clifford horns

11 January 2022 Ferrara

Tuesday 20:30pm / TEATRO COMUNALE CLAUDIO ABBADO

R. SCHUMANN 

Daniele Gatti conductor
José Vicente Castello, José Miguel Asensi, Jonathan Wegloop, Geneviève Clifford horns

12 January 2022 Reggio Emilia

Wednesday 20:30pm / TEATRO MUNICIPALE ROMOLO VALLI

R. SCHUMANN 

Daniele Gatti conductor

14 January 2022 Cremona

Friday 20:30pm / Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli

R. SCHUMANN 

Daniele Gatti conductor