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Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

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There is probably no musical centre in the world that hasn’t been graced by a visit of Sabine Meyer in her career of over 30 years. The German clarinettist, who, in 1983, was engaged by Herbert von Karajan as the first female Berlin Philharmonic, has played guest performances with over 300 orchestras at home and abroad. She has decided to play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s clarinet concerto with the Tonkunstler. It is one of the few works in classical music the mere mention of which is a sounding invitation. Music Director Yutaka Sado emphasises once more his commitment to the great European tradition of symphonic music, opting for compositions by Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms. Music by Haydn and Brahms was also part of the programme of his inaugural concert with the Tonkunstler in October 2015.

Yutaka Sado

Biography

Born in Kyoto, Yutaka Sado is considered among the most eminent Japanese conductors of our time. With the start of the 15-16 season, he assumes the position of Music Director of the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich. Frequent collaborations with world-renowned orchestras include the Berlin Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Bavarian, North German, South-West German and West German Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dresden and Hamburg Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony, the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande, the London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia Roma, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

A long-time assistant to Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, he has won some of the most distinguished conducting awards worldwide, including the Premier Grand Prix of the 39th International Conducting Competition in Besançon and the Grand Prix of the first Leonard Bernstein Jerusalem International Conducting Competition. His close ties with his mentor led to his appointment as «conductor in residence» at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, which was founded by Bernstein. Sado also had the privilege of taking part in the Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert in the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. Yutaka Sado has been Artistic Director of the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre (PAC) and Principal Conductor of the PAC Orchestra since 2005. The PAC’s three concert halls now attract over 70.000 visitors a year, making it one of the most notable concert venues in Japan. Sado is very well known in Japan, not least due to his weekly TV show in which the conductor takes on the role of presenter to give Japanese lovers of music an understanding of the world of classical music. Yutaka Sado’s career outside of Japan started in France, where he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux in Paris in 1993. The charismatic orchestra director has also been among the most popular guest conductors with the Orchestre de Paris for many years, and he is probably the only conductor ever to conduct all four of the major Parisian orchestras in one season.  He gave his Italian opera debut in Turin with «Peter Grimes» by Britten in a production by Willy Decker in 2010. Since then, he has been working for the Teatro Regio on a regular basis.  CD productions by Yutaka Sado and the DSO Berlin include recordings for AVEX (Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto featuring Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsuji). He has recorded works by Ibert (Naxos), Ravel, Chabrier (Erato/Warner) and Satie (Erato) with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux. With the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France he has recorded three CDs featuring French repertoire (Dukas, Bizet, Offenbach), works by Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms and Symphony No. 3 «Kaddish» with Karita Mattila and Yehudi Menuhin as narrator) and works by Berlioz, Wagner and Liszt respectively. Moreover, he recorded a CD of opera arias (Erato/Warner) with Karita Mattila and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Correct as of

2015

Participations

Ein Heldenleben

Grafenegg Auditorium

Great britain tour

Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Great britain tour

Leeds Town Hall

Midsummer Night's Gala 2017

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Midsummer Night's Gala 2017

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Festival Opening

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Strauss' «Alpensinfonie»

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Messiaen: Turangalila

Grafenegg Auditorium

Messiaen:Turangalila

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Messiaen: Turangalila

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Messiaen: Turangalila

Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

Bernstein & Friends

Grafenegg Auditorium

Bernstein & Friends

Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

Bernstein & Friends

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Bernstein & Friends

Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

Do you love Bernstein

Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

Beethoven

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Beethoven

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Beethoven

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Bernstein: Kaddish

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Bernstein: Kaddish

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Bernstein: Kaddish

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Symphonic Motown

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Symphonic Motown

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Ode to Joy

Wien Musikverein | Großer Saal

Shostakovich 5

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Shostakovich 5

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Shostakovich 5

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Dvorák 8

Grafenegg Auditorium

Dvorák 8

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Dvorák 8

St. Pölten Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Dvorák 8

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Joseph Haydn

Symphony in e minor Hob. I:44 «Mourning»

Movements

  • Allegro con brio

  • Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio

  • Adagio

  • Finale. Presto

Duration

24 Min.

Creation

ca. 1771
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major KV 622 (Version for Basset Clarinet)

Movements

  • Allegro

  • Adagio

  • Rondo. Allegro

Duration

27 Min.

Creation

1787/91
Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in c minor op. 68

Movements

  • Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno Allegro

  • Andante sostenuto

  • Un poco Allegretto e grazioso

  • Adagio - Più Andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Più Allegro

Duration

42 Min.

Creation

1876