A cheerful and melancholy programme with French violinist Renaud Capuçon and the Karajan Academy. The cheerful element is provided by two works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major and “Haffner” Symphony present Viennese Classicism from its bright side. Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen, in which the composer mourns the destruction of the Second World War, is melancholy in contrast.
Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Renaud Capuçon violin and direction
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G major, K. 216