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Andris Nelsons, Vienna Philharmonic

Summer Night Concert 2022 w/Gautier Capucon

Sony Classical
Release Date: August 19, 2022

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1 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Overture No. 3 to Leonore, op. 72  
2 MYKOLA LYSENKO: Farewell Waltz  
3 ARTURS MASKATS: Tango for Symphony Orchestra  
4 CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Concerto for Violoncello No. 1, op. 33  
5 GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra  
6 GEORGES ENESCU: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1, op. 11/1  
7 BEDRICH SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride  
8 ANTONÍN DVORÁK: Slavic Dance in E Minor, op. 72/2  
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Sony Classical is proud to release of this year’s Summer Night Concert 2022 with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Andris Nelsons with cellist Gautier Capuçon as soloist, available now.

The Summer Night Concert was performed this year on June 16th, 2022. It is an annual open-air event, which has been held since 2008. The previous series was the “Concert for Europe”, which took place from 2004 until 2007. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna/Austria is the magical setting for the concert. The illustrious conductors who have previously led the orchestra at this event are Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel and Daniel Harding.

Thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage setting in the Baroque park of Schönbrunn with the palace as a backdrop, the Summer Night Concert adds great visual charm to its superb musical quality. This event is classical music at its very best. Millions of viewers and listeners in more than 80 countries can follow the concert online, on TV and radio. For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2022 Summer Night Concert was able to take place again with a full audience. The Vienna Philharmonic devoted this year’s concert to the theme of Musical Heritage of Europe with two premieres, the contemporary Latvian composer Arturs Maskats with his Tango for Symphony Orchestra as well as the Farewell Waltz by prominent Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko. The program further included favorites from Beethoven and Rossini to Smetana and Dvorák.

This year’s program featured star cellist Gautier Capuçon, who appeared at the Summer Night Concert for the very first time. With the Vienna Philharmonic, Gautier Capuçon has performed since 2015.

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