Day 395 - Concerts I wish I could go to No. 6

Wagner: Overture 'die Meistersinger von Nürnberg'

Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Christian Thielemann

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Nelson Freire, piano with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly

Mahler: Symphony 4

Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer with Miah Persson, soprano


Where would I like to go to this concert - the Philharmonie de Paris.


The ultimate meat and two veg programme. But the difference from earlier offerings in this occasional series is that this could actually happen. A few listener's notes before we dive in.

  • Dresden Staatskapelle is famed as having perhaps the most beautiful sound of all

  • Christian Thielemann is widely regarded as the greatest Wagner interpreter of today with an ego to match

  • Nelson Freire is an astonishing pianist who somehow slips under the radar

  • Leipzig Gewandhaus has claims to be the oldest orchestra in Europe

  • Riccardo Chailly is currenlty music director of La Scala in Milan having previously led the Concertgebouw and the Gewandhaus

  • Ivan Fischer created the Budapest Festival Orchestra and has turned it into one of the world;s finest

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