Alena Baeva. Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Frans Brüggen, the founder and long-time director of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, who died ten years ago, already performed the Beethoven symphonies with his original sound orchestra. His approach of always questioning even well-known scores curiously, inquiringly and critically has been preserved by the musicians to this day. In Heidelberg, they present Beethoven's lively second symphony. Alena Baeva – winner of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition 2001 and performing on the Stradivarius that once belonged to Wieniawski – plays the classic composer's Violin Concerto, which was long considered ungrateful and which only the violinist Joseph Joachim, a friend of Brahms, was able to help achieve its final breakthrough in 1844.
Followed by artist talk with Anselm Cybinski in the Festivalzentrum