NNO plays Strauss and Tchaikovsky
- Richard Strauss Don Juan
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Second piano concerto
The North Netherlands Orchestra conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen plays Strauss' Don Juan and Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto with young Israeli pianist Yoav Levanon.
Yoav Levanon plays Tchaikovsky
Pianist Yoav Levanon was called "a meteor" by Le Monde. The young Israeli won a national piano championship at age five. At seven, he made his debut as a soloist with orchestras. Some ten years later, he is working on his debut album. With the North Netherlands Orchestra, he is soloing in Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto. 'A composer with whom I feel strongly connected,' Levanon told a Spanish interviewer. 'Even people who think they know nothing about music know his melodies. He speaks very directly to the listener.'
Don Juan by Richard Strauss
Brand-new principal Eivind Gullberg Jensen leads the North Netherlands Orchestra in Richard Strauss' Don Juan. A symphonic poem that tells the well-known Spanish story, but from the point of view of a German poet. Strauss was inspired by Nikolaus Lanau's vision of the compulsive charmer. Flamboyantly and energetically he depicts his life - but the darker side is also dealt with. After all, Don Juan never finds the love he seeks. His heart remains cold and empty, until it stops beating...