You can feel while Listening to the viola Concerto of Brett Dean is a tribute to the Instrument. The Australian was from 1985 to ’99 violist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He left the orchestra in order to have time to compose. And he can Shine as a soloist. For the Viola, the "mysterious Instrument that I have chosen me", in 2004, created the concert with the Dean on the podiums of the world guest, 2014 with the RSB in Berlin.
Since its binding to Berlin remained, especially for the orchestra, he enjoys it now, to be Composer in Residence with the radio Symphony orchestra. It suits him as a musician, he continues to done Solo in the viola group, the third Symphony of Robert Schumann play.
Dean is a composer who listens to the orchestra
The tricky virtuosity of his concert, he copes with stupendous. But above all, Dean is a composer who listens to the orchestra. The piece is a Declaration of love both to the harsh, melancholic sound of the Viola, as well as to the instruments in the orchestra, which elicited answers, the Solo, Umfärbungen of sounds, echoes. This applies to the "Fragment" of the input for the rugged, technically, combative ordeal of the second as for the elegiac and dreamy color game of the last sentence: Everything is good hear, the soloist as Primus inter Pares. This brings him in the Philharmonie warm applause, because Dean's Interpretation has fine sound. And in the sparse solo literature for the viola, the plant can also be other virtuosos all welcome to Telemann's concert in 20. Century a few more rewarding tasks.
John Storgårds opened the program with "Four Sea Interludes" from the Opera "Peter Grimes" by Keren Britten. There are a couple of tricky missions. The horns of the "Sunday Morning" will return but again with a lyrical momentum in the "Rhenish" by Schumann. This shows that the Finnish conductor has a Routine on the console and in the best sense. You allowed him to say in the problematic Instrumentation is also the most Delicate, to the full Orchestra to sing and to give fire. Rapidly alternating between pauses and dramatically accentuated the conclusion of the succeeding chords in the Stretta.