2021-04-16T16:00:00Z – 2021-04-16T18:20:00Z
Olari Elts, the chief conductor and artistic director of ERSO, has invited French horn player Kreete Perandi, a young musician who won the Grand Prix of brass instruments at the 2018 Estonian competition for professional musicians (for wind instruments), to be the soloist of the concert. In addition to the main prize, Perandi received a number of special prizes, including the ERSO Prize, which is awarded, as always, based on the votes of the orchestra members and gives the winner the opportunity to perform as a soloist with ERSO. Estonian music critic Kai Taal called Kreete Perandi the biggest surprise of the competition: ‘Perandi’s performance was technically excellent and musically captivating in all rounds. In the finale, the French horn concert written by Richard Strauss at the age of 19 and performed by Perandi fascinated and charmed many other listeners besides me. Kreete Perandi, who is originally from southern Estonia, has had close ties with Germany already for ten years after studying music in Estonia. She first studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, then at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Together with ERSO and Olari Elts, she will perform a lively and masterful French Horn Concerto written by York Bowen, a so far relatively little-known British composer of the first half of the twentieth century.
Once again, during the season dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the work of the grand master of the music world will be heard alongside the works of one of his contemporaries, Anton Reicha (also Antonín Rejcha), born in Prague. Reicha and Beethoven crossed paths as teenagers when they both worked in the Bonn court chapel, where Reicha played the violin and flute, Beethoven the violin and the organ. Both of them were taught by Christian Gottlob Neefe, and it is known that it was Reicha who sparked Beethoven’s serious interest in wind instruments and in their ever-expanding playing possibilities. This time, one of Reicha’s numerous French Horn Trios will be performed as a chamber interlude; his Overture in D major is the first known orchestral work written in the 5/8 time signature.
The main work of the concert is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, ‘one of the happiest products of my poor talents’, as the composer himself has modestly assessed it. The symphony, often called the apotheosis of dance – full of rhythmic energy, a march spirit, and the joy of dancing – perfectly expresses the mood in Vienna at the time.
Overture in D major ~10’
Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 150 ~16’
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 ~38’
KREETE PERANDI french horn
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS
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