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Live from Copenhagen - Symphony concert conducted by the venerable conductor Herbert Blomstedt

Monday, 14 November 2022 , ora 11.42

The famous Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt returns to Copenhagen to conduct a series of two symphonic concerts, the first will be broadcast by our station, Radio România Muzical being the only station in the EBU network that will cover it live.

Thus, on Thursday evening wewitness a real event, having the privilege of watching a concert conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, the oldest active conductor, who celebrated his 95th birthday in July. The musician canceled the concerts planned in the summer for his birthday, but on November 17th he will be back on the conductor's podium, and for next year he has a series of concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Herbert Blomstedt's collaboration with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra dates back to 1950, and in 1967-1977 he was the principal conductor of the ensemble. He is currently the honorary conductor of the Danish Orchestra, a title he was awarded by other prestigious ensembles that the emblematic conductor led in his more than 70-year career, namely: the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, the State Chapel in Dresden, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestras of Sweden and Japan.

Particularly appreciated for his approach to the German, Austrian and Swedish repertoire, Herbert Blomstedt chose, for this series of concerts in Copenhagen, two romantic symphonies signed by two of his favorite composers - Franz Schubert's 6th Symphony and 2nd Symphony (Capricieuse) created by Swedish composer Franz Berwald.

I invite you on Thursday, November 17th, from 8:30 p.m., during the European Stage show, to be part of a concert that will surely become memorable, held under the baton of conductor Herbert Blomstedt; an event broadcast live from the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.

Florica Jalbă
Translated by Cosmin-Ionuț Petriea,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu