“Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto is a piece that gets under your skin,” says violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. Devastated by the death of Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, the composer created a musical memorial to the young girl with this work and at the same time created one of the most poignant concertos of the 20th century. Antonín Dvořák strikes a completely different mood in his Fifth Symphony – one that is cheerful, relaxed and pastoral. The work is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, the first chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in co-operation with Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Kirill Petrenko
- Frank Peter Zimmermann
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “To the Memory of an Angel”
Symphony No. 5 in F major, op. 76