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MSO Plays Schumann 3

03 9929 9600

18 Aug 2017, 19 Aug 2017, 21 Aug 2017

Often seen as the ‘king’ of the cello concerto – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto sees Li-Wei Qin return to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, triumphant from their last collaboration in Shanghai, China during the 15/16 season.

Dvořák had mixed feelings about the cello, being quoted as only appreciating the instrument’s middle register. However his patience in writing a cello concerto, having shelved an earlier attempt, certainly pays off in this stunningly expressive work – now one of the most frequently performed of all the cello concertos.

Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 Rhenish, the last symphony written by the prolific German composer, captures the mood and scenes from the banks of the River Rhine, including the majestic Cologne cathedral, in Germany’s western region, with both conservative and innovative compositional elements throughout showcasing some of Schumann’s finest writing style.

Content: MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Type Entry cost
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$29.00 - $135.00

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