Richard Strauss: »Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche« op. 28
Gautier Capuçon was asked in a talk at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie whether he could be woken up in the night and then spontaneously play Dvorák's Cello Concerto. The Frenchman replied that he could. But it is not something that one simply plays down. The concert always requires a new approach, a new search, a new finding and understanding. One must embark on a journey together with the concert, he said. As often as Capuçon has been a guest at the Alte Oper, he has only played Dvorák here once - more than a decade and a half ago. Now, in Frankfurt, he is embarking on the stirring Dvorák journey once again. Capuçon will be accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, which is well versed in emotional sound baths - as is Richard Strauss, who composed the entire spectrum of life into his tone poems, from comedy to exuberance, from drama to mischief.