The new cycle topicality of the beauty of the National Orchestra of Spain

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The new Today cycle of Beauty, composed of four concerts, It is designed to approach the music differently. Works include cycle programs talk to each other in many different ways and discover the bridges established between them can be fascinating. The first of these concerts National Orchestra of Spain will take place on Saturday 25 from January, to 19.30 hours in the National Music Auditorium, under the baton of Gordan Nikolić and works of Transfigured Night Arnold Schoenberg and symphony No. 2 Johannes Brahms.

Each concert cycle will begin with a brief introduction to the program carried out by a specialist musicólogo, director, artist or composer of the work itself, that will provide tools and clues to enrich our listening and closer to those bridges where everything makes sense. The journalist Eva Sandoval will be in charge this time to approach composers, his work, their lives and their musical connections, because when Schoenberg was born in Vienna 13 September 1874, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) had 41 years and was director of the Society of Friends of Music of the Austrian capital, but their influences pierced ages. Brahms and Schoenberg hand in hand: one stretching Romanticism to exhaustion with his Second Symphony and the other collecting his breath and placing it on the precipice of atonality in a magical "Transfigured Night".

Gordana Nikolić

He is having studied with violinist and conductor Jean Jacques Kantorow, Gordan Nikolic ha sido, successively, concertmaster of the Orchestra of Auvergne, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Together with its commitments concertino director, Gordan Nikolić performed as soloist under the direction of Myung-whung Chung, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, André Previn and Daniel Harding, among others. also note, his encounters with musicians such as Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, Emmanuel Ax, Mitsuko Uchida, Valery Gergiev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons y Sir Simon Rattle.

Since 2004, Gordan Nikolić is artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra of the Netherlands, who runs from his violin. Gordan Nikolic ha liderado, among other, London Symphony Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata,The Geneva Chamber Orchestra, la Tapiola Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra and Orchester National de France Island.

Since 2004 He teaches at Codarts, Academy of Music in Rotterdam, and honorary trustee of the title of Prince Consort Professor of the Royal College of Music in London. He has won several awards, including the Tibor Varga, Paganini, Huml it Brescia.


Programs cycle propose very different ways to enjoy music with compositions spanning almost three centuries of history and whose judgment programming intervenes decisively reflection on the flow of musical thought that have cemented the different ways of creating music.




ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Transfigured Night (Transfigured Night), opus 4

JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No.. 2 in D major, opus 73




OLIVIER MESSIAEN The forgotten offerings (Offerings forgotten)

JOSÉ MANUEL LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ Sand weaver (Tejedor sand) – Work commissioned by the BBVA Foundation. premiere.-

STEVE REICH The four sections (The four sections)

GOZO/ VIE22MAY – 19:30H



JOSEPH HAYDN Cello Concerto No.. 1 in C major, Hob. Takes:1

SÁNDOR VERESS Four Transylvanian Dances for String Orchestra (4 Transylvanian Dances for strings)

JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No.. 80 in D minor, Hob. I:80

BÉLA BARTÓK Divertimento para cuerdas, BB. 118


David Afkham, DIRECTOR


ELENA MENDOZA Hall of mirrors – Work first performed by the National Orchestra of Spain.-

PAUL HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

JOSEP PLANELLS With Spiappearment – Work co-commissioned by the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne (Germany) and the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain. Premiere in Spain. –

ALEKSANDR SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy (Poem of Ecstasy)