For Connoisseurs 5
The series For Connoisseurs will be concluded by experienced conductor Hans Graf, leading our orchestra in the performance of two significant works: Hummel’s complex and rarely played Grand concerto for bassoon and orchestra, this time performed by our principal bassoonist Nenad Janković, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. Although this symphony was once considered the ugly duckling among the composer’s other works, on the listener it leaves an unambiguous impression of luscious and individual expression, with the most imaginative instrumentation he had hitherto conceived. The Symphony No. 6 is marked by masterfulness of the classical form, which, at the time it was created, managed to impress even the most critical connoisseur of all – the great symphonist Johannes Brahms, but also Gustav Mahler, who conducted the piece in its premiere in Graz, in 1899. This is more than enough reasons to get our connoisseurs interested.