Sol Gabetta and Jakub Hrůša

Elgars Concerto for Cello and Bruckners Symphony No.4 with Bamberger Symphoniker

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The term “Überwältigungsästhetik” (aesthetic of overwhelming) refers to art before and after 1900 that sought to take the viewer’s breath away, to sweep over him or her like the waves of an ocean. Bruckner’s powerful symphonies mark the appearance of this aesthetic in music; Elgar’s late Cello Concerto is one of its high points while at the same time representing its ending, a gradual withdrawing into the intimate sphere. It was for works like these that enormous concert halls like the Festspielhaus were designed in the first place. And since grandeur always goes hand in hand with personal charisma, for today’s concert we have invited the finest artists in their fields: Sol Gabetta, star cellist and long-time friend of the Festspielhaus, and the members of the Bamberger Symphoniker under their chief conductor Jakub Hrůša.

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© Julia Wesely


Edward Elgar
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 85


Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”)

The event will be taking place as announced – although due to the coronavirus safety measures, there will be no intermission.

Please note: due to the current hygiene and distancing requirements, the seating plan of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden has changed. In autumn we will be permitted, for the time being, to use approximately 500 of the 2000 usually available seats. Our Ticketing Service Center will contact you if necessary and select the best seats for you. In the event that we have to offer you a lower seating category, you will be reimbursed the difference.

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