«Be thoven
& Zarathustra»

Alexandre Kantorow
Grand Auditorium

  • Alexandre Kantorow posing in the street
    ©: Sasha Gusov
  • Daniel Harding in a dark blue outfit sitting on blue stairs
    ©: Julian Hargreaves
  • The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra posing on the stage of a concert hall
    ©: Andrew Staples

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Hugo Alfvén En Skärgårdssägen
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierkonzert N° 4
  • Johannes Brahms Bis: Sechs Klavierstücke op. 118. N° 2: Intermezzo A-Dur (la majeur)
  • Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra)

The artists

  • Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Daniel Harding conducting
  • Alexandre Kantorow piano

I. Allegro moderato

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding give a concert certainly epic in its scope.

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Alexandre Kantorow returns to the Philharmonie to perform one of Beethoven’s most virtuosic concertos, and orchestral soloists get a chance to shine in Strauss’s monumental tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, which was inspired by Nietzsche. The programme also includes a tribute to the orchestra’s homeland: Hugo Alfvén’s emotionally-charged En skärgårdssägen.

The art of conducting | Daniel Harding

For this episode of “The art of conducting”, we sat down with Daniel Harding, the music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He talked to us about how one get into conducting at a very young age, about how his initial sound idea evolves during the rehearsal process, about the similarities between piloting an aircraft & conducting an orchestra and much more!