Program Booklet

Beethoven & Bruckner

Friday, May 26
20:00 hours

Fame is relative. Whereas for Beethoven the disappointing performance of his Fourth Piano Concerto marked the definitive end of his career as a pianist, the highly successful premiere of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony was his grand triumph. 

Programme

Biographies

Residentie Orkest The Hague
Orchestra
Annual reach of over 40,000 schoolchildren, adults and amateur musicians in educational projects. Part of this is The Residents, through which the orchestra brings hundreds of children from districts in The Hague into contact with classical music.
Arthur Jussen
Piano
The well-known Dutch pianist began piano lessons at the age of five with Lenny Bettman, as did his older brother Lucas. Studied with Maria João Pires, Jan Wijn and Ton Hartsuiker.
Michal Nesterowicz
Conductor
Polish conductor Michal Nesterowicz is a regular guest conductor of the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared before the Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Tonkünstlerorchester in Vienna, among others.

Fun fact

Josef Anton Bruckner 

(Ansfelden, Sept. 4, 1824 - Vienna, Oct. 11, 1896) 

Bruckner could be endearingly naive. For example, he was delighted that the famous conductor Hans Richter wanted to perform his Fourth Symphony . After the dress rehearsal, he stepped up to the conductor, gave him a nickel and told him to drink a good glass of beer to his health. The moved Richter kept the coin on his watch band for the rest of his life. 

Nice to know 

The preparations for the great concert on December 22, 1808, at Theater an der Wien were in great chaos. Beethoven interfered with everything and behaved so impossibly that the musicians and choristers had had enough. They refused to play under his direction anymore and tolerated him only as a piano soloist in various works. Beethoven was removed from the hall and allowed to enter only when he was really needed. 

Today in the orchestra

Momoko Noguchi

1st Violin
When I was over five years old, my mother wanted me to play an instrument.

Diederik van Wassenaer

2nd Violin
As a violinist, I can spend endless hours playing one insidiously simple phrase.

Timothy Dowling

Trombone
A career as an orchestral musician was my dream and I have been playing trombone for fifty years now.

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