Wiener Philharmoniker – Herbert Blomstedt
Opening concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to mark the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is playing under the direction of guest conductor Herbert Blomstedt.
There is hardly another orchestra with such an enduring and close connection to the history and tradition of European classical music as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 176 years of the existence of this Vienna-based orchestra, its musicians have experienced and shaped musical life across the globe. Down to the present day, interpreters and conductors praise the characteristic “Vienna sound” as a mark of the orchestra’s outstanding quality.
Borne by the conviction that the treatment of the musical heritage consists not in the “adoration of the ashes” but rather in “the passing on of the flame” (to paraphrase Gustav Mahler), the question of art in the current dialogue with the present and the significance of music for future generations is therefore of the greatest value.
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
- Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonie singulière” by Franz Berwald
- Symphony No. 7, op 70 by Antonín Dvořák