The musicians of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, led by their soloist concertmaster Kirill Maximov, invite you to fairy tale hour: hardly any other orchestral piece stimulates the imagination as directly as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's musical tales from "1001 Nights". Violin concerto? Symphonic poem? Suite? "Scheherazade", written in the summer of 1888, is a bit of everything or, better yet, all in one! The four movements have names like "The Sea and Sinbad's Ship" and "Celebration in Baghdad", the musical borrowings come from Persia, India and the Caucasus. At the podium of the Tonkünstler is Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, who has a close personal relationship with "Scheherazade" and therefore chose it for his first film production as a conductor with a large symphony orchestra.
Important orchestral works, renowned conductors and powerful images! The Tonkünstler Orchestra presents its moderated concerts as impressive film recordings from the Festspielhaus St. Pölten and the Auditorium Grafenegg. In the first part of the series Erklärt. Erlebt! series, the musicians use live excerpts to illuminate the construction plan of each piece, and presenter Albert Hosp explains exciting historical and music-historical contexts. Afterwards, the work can be experienced in its entirety as a concert film - in exclusive film aesthetics, with vivid perspectives and extraordinary camera movements. Fabio Luisi, Mei-Ann Chen, Jun Märkl, Robert Trevino and Emmanuel Tjeknavorian conduct popular masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire: Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony, Antonín Dvořák's Ninth Symphony "From the New World," Béla Bartók's "Concerto for Orchestra," Gustav Mahler's First Symphony and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic poem "Scheherazade" - entertaining, educational and compelling!