Rarely before has a composer stepped onto the scene with such power and self-confidence as Gustav Mahler did with his 1st Symphony. A cosmos of possibilities opened up for him: The characteristic “Mahler tone” is present from the beginning, as is the unconditionality of musical expression. Béla Bartók’s two-movement 1st Violin Concerto is also an astonishing work, composed in 1907/08 as a reflection of his affection for his friend Stefi Geyer, a violinist, although it was only performed posthumously. The Bartók of the later period is already more than foreshadowed.
Special Discount for iHeartBerlin readers:
For all the music enthusiast among our readers, we’ve got an exclusive treat just for you!
Use the code: iheartstaatskapelle inside the online shop of Staatsoperberlin and get 20% off for the performances by the Staatskapelle.
Feel like sharing the experience? Grab up to 4 discounted tickets with this code. But here’s the catch – discounted tickets are limited, so you have to be quick!