Dvorak & Brahms

Published in Masterworks

May 24-25 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall

Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin

Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Dvorak - Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra
Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major

The 12-13 Masterworks Season concludes with Brahms. After the success of his 1st Symphony, Brahms finally had the courage to challenge the ghost of Beethoven and he composed his 2nd with remarkable quickness and ease. The result was an assured work of amazing melodic creativity and a signal that the new master of the symphony form had arrived. The first half of the program features two works by Brahms' Czech contemporary Dvorak. His Slavonic Dances and Violin Concerto were composed within two years of the symphony and provide an exciting glimpse of two great masters at work.

Additional Info

  • Program:

    Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, op. 72, Nos. 1-4
                    No. 2 in E minor: Allegretto grazioso
                    No. 3 in F major: Allegro
    Dvorak - Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 53
                    I. Allegro, ma non troppo
                    II. Adagio, ma non troppo
                    III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
    Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73
                    I. Allegro non troppo
                    II. Adagio non troppo
                    III. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
                    IV. Allegro con spirito

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  • Program Notes:

    Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, op. 72, Nos. 1-4
    Dvorak - Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 53
    Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73

  • Artist Profile:

    Augustin Hadelich made his debut with the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Festival in August 2012 and performs with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in subscription concerts in October.  Further highlights of his 2012-13 season include the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Orchestra Stuttgart (c.Sir Neville Marriner), Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony (Washington D.C.), New Jersey Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony and Toronto Symphony.  During the 2011-12 season Augustin Hadelich made his debuts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin.
    In Europe, Augustin Hadelich has performed with the Badisches Staatstheater Orchestra Karlsruhe, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern, Dresden Philharmonic, Nürnberger Philharmoniker, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and chamber orchestras of Budapest, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Lucerne.  Worldwide appearances include symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle and Vancouver, as well as the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Tokyo Symphony, among others.  He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Lionel Bringuier, Justin Brown, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Günther Herbig, Yakov Kreizberg, Hannu Lintu, Kazushi Ono, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Poppen, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Bramwell Tovey, Mario Venzago and Kazuki Yamada.
    Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2006), Mr. Hadelich is the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in theUK (2011).
    He has recorded two CDs for AVIE: Flying Solo, a CD of masterworks for solo violin (including the Bartók solo sonata); and Echoes of Paris which features French and Russian repertoire influenced by Parisian culture in the early 20th century.  For Naxos, he has recorded Haydn’s complete Violin Concerti with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Telemann’s complete Fantasies for Solo Violin.
    An enthusiastic recitalist, Augustin Hadelich has appeared at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), at Kioi Hall (Tokyo), at the Louvre (Paris), and the Vancouver Recital Society.  As a chamber musician, he has also been a participant at the La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, and Seattle festivals.
    Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich holds an artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff.  He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.