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Brahms’s great Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pablo Ferrández will be the highlight. Framing it are arrangements of works that originally had vocal parts. In Larghetto by Scottish James MacMillan, the cellos and brass do the singing. Tomáš Ille and Manfred Honeck created a Symphonic Rhapsody with music from Strauss’s Elektra.

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Programme

James MacMillan
Larghetto for orchestra

Johannes Brahms
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello A minor, Op. 102

Richard Strauss
Symphonic Rhapsody from the opera Elektra, Op. 58

Performers

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Pablo Ferrández cello

Manfred Honeck conductor

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Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

12 Jan 2022  Wednesday 7.30pm
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Customer Service of Czech Philharmonic

Tel.:  +420 227 059 227

E-mail: info@czechphilharmonic.cz

Customer Service office hours are on weekdays from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. July, August from 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.

Performers

Anne-Sophie Mutter  violin
Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter has been among the great violin virtuosos of our times for four decades – the year 2016 marks the 40-year anniversary of her debut at the age of 13 at the Lucerne Festival on August 23, 1976. One year later, she performed at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts under Herbert von Karajan’s baton. The four-time Grammy Award winner gives concerts in all the world’s important music centres – focusing equally on the performance of traditional compositions and on the future of music: so far she has given world premieres of 24 works – Currier, Dutilleux, Gubaidulina, Lutosławski, Moret, Penderecki, and Wolfgang Rihm have all composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Anne-Sophie Mutter’s 2015/2016 concert season once again illustrates her incomparable position in the classical music world: it includes guest performances at the Salzburg Summer and Easter Festivals and appearances with the Symphony Orchestras of London, Pittsburgh, Sydney and the Bavarian Radio, the Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonic and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. Together with “Mutter’s Virtuosi”, the ensemble of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, she undertakes two international concert tours and also performs in clubs in various European metropolises. Together with Yefim Bronfman and Lynn Harrell, Anne-Sophie Mutter will first perform in this outstanding trio constellation in Europe. A recital tour with Lambert Orkis completes her 2015/2016 concert season. 

This concert season once again sees Anne-Sophie Mutter introducing her audience to new repertoire: the world premiere of Sir André Previn’s Nonet for Two String Quartets and Double Bass – commissioned by the violinist for “Mutter’s Virtuosi” and dedicated to her – marks the beginning of a tour of European festivals by her foundation’s ensemble on August 26, 2015. This chamber orchestra consists of current and former scholarship holders of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

For her numerous recordings, Anne-Sophie Mutter has received four Grammies, nine Echo Classic Awards, the German Recording Award, the Record Academy Prize, the Grand Prix du Disque and the International Phono Award.

In 2008 the artist founded the “Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation”: the goal of the foundation’s work is to provide further support for an elite of rising young artists worldwide, to which end the violinist had already founded the “Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V.” in 1997.

Anne-Sophie Mutter also takes a keen interest in alleviating medical and social problems of our times. She supports various causes through regular benefit concerts. Thus, during the 2015/2016 concert season, she will perform for the SZ Advent Calendar of Good Works, for the restoration of the Versailles Palace and for the Foundation of the Ruhr Piano Festival.

In January, 2015, Anne-Sophie Mutter was named an Honorary Fellow at Oxford University’s Keble College. In October 2013 she became a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, after winning the medal of the Lutosławski Society (Warsaw) in January. In 2012 the Atlantic Council bestowed the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award upon her.

The violinist has been awarded the German Grand Order of Merit, the French Medal of the Legion of Honour, the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, and numerous other honours.

Manfred Honeck  conductor
Manfred Honeck

MANFRED HONECK
conductor

Renowned for his distinctive interpretations, Manfred Honeck has served as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008/2009 season. Consistently recognized for their performances, he and the orchestra are celebrated both in Pittsburgh and abroad and regularly perform in major European music capitals as well as at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and leading festivals such as BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Grafenegg Festival. Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have also built a close relationship with the Musikverein in Vienna. The next tour of European cities will take place in autumn 2019.

Manfred Honeck’s successful work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been extensively documented on recordings with the Reference and Exton labels. All SACDs released by Reference Recordings, amongst them Strauss tone poems and suites, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 and 7, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 have received a multitude of rave reviews and honours. Following two earlier Grammy nominations, the most recent recording, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, won the Grammy for “Best Orchestral Performance” in January 2018.

Born in Austria, Manfred Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Many years of experience as a member of the viola section in the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. He began his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado and as artistic leader of the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra. Subsequently, he was engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed the prestigious European Conductor’s Award in 1993. Other early posts include Leipzig, where he was one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra and Oslo, where he assumed the post of Music Director at the Norwegian National Opera on short notice for a year and was engaged as Principal Guest Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for several years. From 2000 to 2006 he was Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm and, from 2008 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2016, Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 2007 to 2011, Manfred Honeck was Music Director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart where he conducted premieres including Berlioz’s Les Troyens, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Verdi’s Aida, Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélitesand Wagner’s Lohengrin and Parsifal, as well as numerous symphonic concerts.

His operatic guest appearances include Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and the Salzburg Festival. Moreover, he has been Artistic Director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than twenty years.

As a guest conductor Manfred Honeck has worked with the world’s leading orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome and the Vienna Philharmonic. Orchestras he conducted in the United States include New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. He is also a regular guest at the Verbier Festival.

Manfred Honeck has received honorary doctorates from several North American universities. Most recently, he was awarded the honorary title of Professor by the Austrian Federal President. The expert jury of the International Classical Music Awards selected him as “Artist of the Year” 2018.

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