Andris Nelsons conductor
Tamás Varga cello
One of the most popular concertos in the repertoire, set off by the combined talents of Andris Nelsons and cellist Tamas Varga
The Vienna Philharmonic's second concert this season echoes the previous one with Daniel Barenboim last December: after Smetana, the orchestra returns with Dvořák, another great name, together with Janacek, in the late 19th century Czech school. Dvořák 's cello concerto remains one of the best-loved in the catalogue. The work is steeped in the nostalgia of exile (it was composed during the composer’s stay in the United States), yet faithful to his national roots with its rich melodies and beautiful harmonies... the essence of Romanticism. The Vienna Philharmonica and Andris Nelsons sweep the audience along on a marvellous musical journey, taking in both the New World and the depths of Central Europe.