SE | 2019 | 56' + 6' interview of Rouvali, the conductor under request | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony
This concert has the great originality to start with a contemporary Swedisch work composed by Daniel Nelson, entitled "Steampunk Blizzard", revealing the versatility of Rouvali's talent as a conductor and to continue with the very emotional Tchaikosky's Symphony n. 6, "la pathétique", in which the composer was striving for perfection, while reaching the end of his life. In this performance, the score written by Tchaikovsky for bassoon, usually performed by a bass clarinet is actually played by a bassoon, to recover his original intention of deepness.
Tchaikovsky's 130th death anniversary in 2023.
The interviews led by Gramophone Magazine's Editor in chief, James Jolly, of the conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and composer Daniel Nelson are available upon request.
The concert was shot in the Gothenburg Concert Hall.