At home in Grafenegg Festival Weekend 1 Festival Zeitgeist
18/08/2024 Su 19.30 Uhr

European Union Youth Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda

European Union Youth Orchestra · Soloist of the EUYO · Nicolas Altstaedt · Gianandrea Noseda


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Portrait of Gianandrea Noseda
Gianandrea Noseda © Tony Hitchcock


  • Orchester
    European Union Youth Orchestra
  • Viola
    Solist:in des European Union Youth Orchestra
  • Violoncello
    Nicolas Altstaedt
  • Dirigent
    Gianandrea Noseda


  • 00:17:00
    Benjamin Britten «The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra» für Orchester und Sprecher ad libitum op. 34
  • 00:40:00
    Richard Strauss «Don Quixote» Fantastische Variationen über ein Thema ritterlichen Charakters op. 35
  • 00:05:00
    Carlos Simon «Fate now conquers»

Supporting programs

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Musik im Park

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18/08/2024 Su 18.00 Uhr


Roman Kühne


Two works of variations -  but completely different! Don Quixote occupies literary history as the «Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance». Richard Strauss chose Miguel de Cervantes's tragi-comic hero as the protagonist of an ironic orchestral work as a counterpart to «Ein Heldenleben», with solo cello representing Don Quixote and solo viola as Sancho Panza. Benjamin Britten, likewise, reached far into the past when he took a theme by Henry Purcell as the basis for his «Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra». In variations for the various sections of the orchestra, the theme is artfully stripped down and modified, and finally reassembled in a triumphant fugue. A classic for young and old.

  • Portrait of Nicolas Altstaedt
    Nicolas Altstaedt © Marco Borggreve
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
    European Union Youth Orchestra © Michael Giefing

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