The commanding Greek-born violinist Leonidas Kavakos, warmly remembered for his concerto and recital performances at the 2012 Festival, is the soloist in the lyrical Lichtes Spiel by German composer Wolfgang Rihm, a seductive, highly expressive work of languid harmonies and transparent textures.
To begin the concert, Mariss Jansons conducts the endlessly inventive melodies of Brahms's magnificent Variations on a Theme by Haydn.
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Leonidas Kavakos Violin
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Wolfgang Rihm Lichtes Spiel
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