Leipzig GewandhausTwo celebrated musicians join the APO for two pieces which were first performed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Felix Mendelssohn’s immortal Violin Concerto, played tonight by the great Isabelle Faust, was first performed in the original 1845 Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony was also premiered at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1884. An additional connection lies in the fact that the Auckland’s Town Hall, where this concert is performed, was modelled on (though is not a copy of) the second, 1885 Leipzig Gewandhaus, which was destroyed in World War II.
Text: APO website

Isabelle Faust (vln), Auckland Philharmonia/Lionel Bringuier

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64

(Interval)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No 7 in E (RNZ)

Broadcast direct from the Auckland Town Hall, by Radio New Zealand