Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
Sunday, 29. August 2021 / 19.30
Congress Center Villach
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major op. 61
Lithuanian conductor Mirga GražinytėTyla has been impressing the music world for some time. She has been Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2016. For her concert in Villach, she chose Schumann’s Second Symphony from 1846, in addition to the Violin Concerto. With it, Schumann freed himself from a phase of depression and anxiety. He experienced his newly awakened confidence in the work on the symphony as a resistance of the spirit through which I sought to combat my condition. Wherever it performs, the Mozarteum Orchestra delights both audiences and concert critics with its lively and refreshing performances. The orchestra of the province and city of Salzburg, whose roots go back to the Cathedral Music Society and Mozarteum, which was founded in 1841 with the support of Mozart’s widow Constanze and his sons, has developed into a leading Austrian orchestra with its distinctive sound philosophy.
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