Celebrating 200 Years of Mendelssohn
Let’s Celebrate! • 18-Feb-2009
The Philharmonic celebrated Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday with a program including his beloved Violin Concerto, with Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist, and the magical evocation of Die erste Walpurgisnacht.
Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95 (1839)
Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64 (1844)
1. Allegro molto appassionato
3. Allegretto ma non troppo — Allegro molto vivace
(The movements are played without pause.)
Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night), Op. 60 (1830–32, rev. 1844)
1. Overture: Bad Weather (Allegro con fuoco)
2. The Transition to Spring (Allegro vivace non troppo)
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Sir James Galway, Maestro of the Flute
Sir James Galway solos in Jacques Ibert’s sunny, spirited Flute Concerto. This 2008 performance is conducted by then Music Director Lorin Maazel.
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1932–33)
3. Allegro scherzando