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Wolfgang David is the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra guest for this week

The virtuoso violinist, Wolfgang David (Austria), is once again our Guest Soloist, who will delight us with the Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This Friday, March 6, we dedicate the concert to the great composer Paul Hindemith (Germany) for the 125 years of his birth, performing the beautiful symphony Matías el Pintor. We wait for you in the Old Cathedral at 8 PM. Admission is free until capacity is filled. We thank you for arriving early.

Matías Symphony The Painter. Paul Hindemith In the opinion of its creator, Matías embodies "problems, desires and doubts that occupied the minds of all serious artists since the earliest times. For whom are works of art created? What is their purpose? How can the artist make yourself understood by your receiver? " A contemplative lyricism, bordering on the mystical, runs through the work. Its main elements derive from Gregorian chant, medieval ways and religious songs of the Reformation. Each of the three movements of the symphony bears the title of a panel of the altarpiece of the Church of Isenheim (France) by Matthias Grünewald (1460 - 1528). The first movement is the Angelic Concert, which sings the hymn at the birth of Jesus sung by three angels. The second is the Burial of Christ and Lament of the Virgin Mary. The last movement is the Temptation of San Antonio, a movement that accompanies the culmination of the drama.

Concert in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 61. Ludwig van Beethoven. Composed in 1806, the concert fell into oblivion as the great virtuosos considered it impossible to play. It had to be Josef Joachim, when he was thirteen, who rehabilitated the work in 1844, under Mendelssohn. From that moment, the concert became a habitual work of the repertoire. Currently, it is one of the top works of the genre.

Wolfgang David - violinist. In a period of a few years, he has managed to perform on international stages, as a recitalist and guest soloist with many leading orchestras. It has also been very well received by the press - the Washington Post wrote "Wolfgang David scaled the peaks of musical performance" and The Strad described his interpretation "of a wide emotional range as one might expect."

He was admitted to the University of Music in Vienna at eight years of age. He studied for many years with Rainer Küchl, the concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. He subsequently continued his studies at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Igor Ozim and with Yfrah Reaman at the Guildhall of Music in London.

Winner of several awards and competitions, Wolfgang David has performed in large concert halls such as, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, Cerritos Center in Los Angeles-California, Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Philharmonie in Cologne. He has captivated audiences in more than thirty countries and regularly tours Europe, the US, South Africa and South Korea.


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