Schumann and Brahms
蘇州文化藝術中心二樓/金雞湖音樂廳 Jinji Lake Concert Hall SCAC 2nd Floor
林大葉 指揮 | Daye LIN Conductor
BRAHMS Tragic Overture
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor
NOTICE TO AUDIENCE
DURATION Approximately 76 minutes with a 15-min intermission
SUGGESTED AGE 8 and above
The lives of Schumann and Brahms were intertwined in more than just musical and professional ways. Both composers were seeking their comfort zone within the symphonic idiom through lengthy processes of abandoned drafts and recycled materials. As a result each of them wrote four symphonies which were composed over decades and often published out of chronological order. Brahms wrote his Tragic Overture as a remedy for unleashing his penned up depression. In composing the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, which was in reality not by Haydn but the melody of St. Anthony Chorale, Brahms honed his skills as a maturing symphonist and used it a decoy for putting off further the completion of his First Symphony. Schumann dedicated the piano reduction of his originally single-movement symphony to Clara as her 22nd birthday present. It underwent years of revision and was published later as his Fourth Symphony. The controversial contrast between the first version of this symphony and its final incarnation provides fascinating material for the interpretation and scholarship of Schumann, but also defines Schumann as an innovative pioneer along his symphonic journey.
林大葉 | 指揮
Daye LIN | Conductor
First Prize winner of the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition
Daye LIN is currently the music director and principal conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. And in his inaugural season as music director has already taken the orchestra on the international tours, appearing at the Ljubljana Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Merano Festival as well as Radiro International Radio Orchestras Festival in Romania.
LIN has conducted the London Royal Philharmonic, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Nu?rnberg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Castillo y Leon Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmo?nica in Mexico and Vancouver Symphony. At the invitation of the Mariinsky Theatre, he conducted the St. Petersburg Symphony. He previously held the position of principal conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and took the orchestra on successful domestic and international tours throughout Europe and Australasia.
The first Chinese to win the Georg Solti Conducting Competition, LIN was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award and Excellent Musicians Prize by the Guangdong Musicians Association.