February 26, 2016 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

1st concert of the NAUTIMUS series

Detlev Glanert (1960)
Weites Land (Distant Land, 2013)
Vier Präludien und Ernste Gesänge (Four Preludes and Serious Songs) based on the Four Serious Songs by Brahms (1896/2004–05)

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (1885)

STEPHAN LOGES (bass-baritone)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor OLARI ELTS

And now abideth faith, hope, love
these three;
but the greatest of these is love

Stephan LogesThe title of the concert originates from the New Testament, which is also the basis for Johannes Brahms’ last opus, the last part of the vocal cycle Four Serious Songs. The success of German composer Detlev Glanert, mostly known for opera music, lies with his attitude towards the audience: “Music must tell you something about your life and something about what you are. Opera has to have this principle, and so does orchestral music. If it does not, it will die.” Contemplating the temporal nature of earthly life has always fascinated people, despite the time and culture they inhabit. And so, Glanert has decided to bring the more than century old works of Brahms to the audiences of today. Not only did Glanert orchestrate Brahms’ songs, but he also expanded on them by adding an introduction and interludes. “Glanert shows both affection and respect. /…/ The result is intensely moving.” (The Guardian, 31 July 2006). The Brahms-Glanert songs will be performed by the German bass-baritone Stephan Loges, “the charismatic, dark-voiced bass…” (Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 11 December, 2014).

The second half of the concert presents the 7th Symphony by the Czech national romantic composer Antonín Dvořák. After its extremely popular premiere in London, conducted by the composer himself, it was given the status of one of the best symphonies of its time, and has remained a part of the orchestral repertoire to this day.

The concert is conducted by principal guest conductor Olari Elts, who keeps expanding his grasp each year, with critics offering him increasingly higher praise. “The true star of the show, though, was Estonian conductor Olari Elts, who rather magically managed to conjure quite analytical, microscopically detailed performances that still sparkled with spontaneity and fresh, vivid life.” (The Scotsman, 11 May 2015). “He has a charisma that is boyish and ebullient. It certainly came over.” (The Scotsman, 3 December 2014).

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

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Concert is organized by ENSO






26.02.2016 FAITH, HOPE, LOVE. Conductor OLARI ELTS
18.03.2016 THAW. Conductor MIKK ÜLEOJA

Series  tickets 39,60 € /  28,80 €*
series tickets can be purchased until 26.02.2016 through PILETILEVI or at the box office at Estonia Concert Hall.

* Concessions available for school and university students and senior citizens.

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