Friday 01 February 2013, 7.30pm
J Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube (c.7')
Berg Violin Concerto (c.26')
Schubert (arr. Webern) 6 German Dances (c.7')
Beethoven Symphony No.5 (c.35')
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Johann Strauss's unofficial Austrian national anthem begins a dance through the imagination of Vienna, a city whose relationship with tradition can be both as tender as Webern's tribute to Schubert, and as revolutionary as Beethoven's explosive Fifth Symphony. Or, indeed, as personal as Alban Berg'sViolin Concerto, dedicated "to the memory of an Angel". Expect soloist Julian Rachlin, in partnership with Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, to uncover the painful secrets behind the shot-silk beauty of this quintessentially Viennese - yet wholly universal - 20th century masterpiece.
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.