Jun Märkl Conductor
Samuel Jacobs Horn
Kenneth Young Te Māpouriki
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 Paris
Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
R. Schumann Symphony No. 1 in Bb major, Op. 38 Spring
German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl conducts a spring concert that includes an exciting new New Zealand work and some popular classics.
Mozart’s vigorous Paris Symphony was written while the composer was in Paris looking for work. The first movement begins with a rising, accelerating scale – an effect known as the Mannheim rocket.
Richard Strauss first horn concerto, written when he was just 18 is still a popular work today and will be performed by NZSO principal horn Samuel Jacobs.
Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is based on two poems by Goethe.
Robert Schumann wrote his First Symphony – Spring in just four days. According to his wife, the title is inspired by poet Adolf Böttger’s Frühlingsgedicht (Spring poem).
Concert run time is approx. 99min