Johann Strauss’s unofficial Austrian national anthem begins a dance through the imagination of Vienna, a city whose relationship with tradition can be both as tender as Webern’s tribute to Schubert, and as revolutionary as Beethoven’s explosive Fifth Symphony. Or, indeed, as personal as Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated “to the memory of an Angel”. Expect soloist Julian Rachlin, in partnership with Donald Runnicles, to uncover the painful secrets behind the shot-silk beauty of this quintessentially Viennese – yet wholly universal – 20th century masterpiece
Post-Concert Coda (approximately 10 minutes after the main concert)
Julian Rachlin, accompanied by Donald Runnicles at the piano, performs Schubert’s Sonata for violin and piano in D major, D.384.