Visiting Orchestras

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest – Mariss Jansons

Past Dates

19:00 Introduction

Literature provides the background to the works in this programme. Hans Werner Henze’s “Sebastian im Traum” was inspired by the three-part poem of the same name by the Expressionist poet Georg Trakl. It is still debated just how closely Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony makes reference to German writer Jean Paul’s novel “Titan”. The structure of his symphonies are, however, certainly novelistic in scope.

Concert Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Ouverture op. 84 (1809/10)

Hans Werner Henze
Sebastian im Traum (2004)
Commissioned by Eduard van Beinum Stichting, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich and New York Philharmonic

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major (1888)