Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Julia Hagen, Cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.1 in A minor, Op. 33
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
A celebration of music performed by an orchestra with a grand history!
Brilliant young musician Julia Hagen – a new shining star of the global music scene – is another proof of the witty folk saying that "the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree". Her father is the famous cellist Clemens Hagen, the founder of the world-famous Hagen String Quartet, which he founded with his brother Lukas and sister Veronika. Their father Oskar (Julia's grandfather) was also a top musician - a solo violist of the renowned Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. Both father and daughter studied with one of the greatest living cellists, Heinrich Schiff. Anyone who has heard Julia Hagen's virtuoso playing, her crystal clear intonation, voluminous and pasty sound (Julia plays an expensive 1684 cello by Francesco Ruggieri!) in which passion vibrates and extraordinary musicality is reflected, can no longer forget her! Let us mention that Julia Hagen performed as a soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the 2022/2023 season! We will listen to her interpretation of the wonderful Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33 by French master Camille Saint-Saëns!
To enjoy the sound of the world's best orchestras is one of the greatest, we daresay exclusive privileges of the Saturday at Lisinski subscribers! This time, we will be hosting one of the best German orchestras with a musical tradition longer than 150 years - the renowned Dresden Philharmonic! The tradition that the Orchestra can boast of is unique in the world of orchestras: the Dresden Philharmonic has been conducted by famous composer-conductors: Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák or Strauss, and Kurt Masur was also their long-time chief conductor. The Dresden Philharmonic holds an exceptional place in the history of Croatian music as the orchestra that premiered the Symphony in F sharp minor, Op. 41 by great Croatian composer Dora Pejačević. To listen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ‘Fate’ Symphony No. 4, one of the masterpieces of the entire Romantic orchestral literature and one of the composer's most intimate and sincere 'tonal confessions', means to nourish the soul at a crystal clear source of musical beauty. Especially the last movement of the piece (with magnificently beautiful themes and full of solemn, ravishing sound of the shining brass) is the reason to already start looking forward to that concert! Breeziness and a touch of humour will be brought to this unique concert by the perky Overture to the opera The Marriage of Figaro by the amazing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Guiding us through all these musical wonders will be Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański, current Chief Conductor of the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland, Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and a welcome guest conductor with the world's great orchestras.