Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Su 10 Sep 23
18:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Markus Poschner &
Bruckner Orchester Linz
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Love Dialogues

It is probably the most famous pair of lovers in the history of literature and art to whom Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created a musical monument with his popular fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet. A compatriot of William Shakespeare, the creator of these famous characters, was in turn Ethel Smyth, born in London in 1858, whom Tchaikovsky met in Leipzig at the beginning of 1888. "Miss Ethel Smyth is one of the few female composers who can be taken seriously. She [...] had made thorough studies in composition and had written some interesting things," he later recorded. In her Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra, an impressive musical dialogue between two solo instruments rarely encountered in this combination, she looked back once again to the great Romantic tradition in her final creative phase. Finally, the monumental Symphony in F-sharp minor by the Croatian composer Dora Pejačević represents a third "love dialogue" of a completely different kind: She dedicated the score to her mother. Supported by two renowned soloists, Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz bring these brilliant (late) romantic works to the stage of the Great Hall in the Brucknerhaus Linz.


Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski (1840–1893)

Romeo and Juliet. Fantasy Overture in B minor (1869, rev. 1870, 1880)

Ethel Smyth (1858–1944)

Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra (1927) 

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Dora Pejačević (1885–1923) 

Symphony in F-sharp minor for large orchestra, op. 41 (1916-17, rev. 1920)


Francesca Dego | Violin

Marc Gruber | Horn 

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner | Conductor