Dvorak and Gounod in Meiringen

Sunday evening May 7, 2017 I was in Meiringen (Switzerland) to attend a concert of the Orchestverein Interlaken. One of the reasons why Meiringen is well known is due it’s Reichenbachfall which plays an important role in “The final problem”, a book by Conan Doyle about his hero Sherlock Holmes.

Meiringen also has a beautiful church, and this was the venue where the concert of Orchestverein Interlaken took place. The orchestra was conducted by Leonardi Muzii and played two works. The first one was the Concert for Violin in A-moll Opus 53 by Dvorak. Here the solo part was play by Alexandre Dubach.

It was an incredible performance. The audience was so enthusiastic that Leonardi Muzii and Alexandre Dubach decided to repeat part of the Dvorak concert. Alexandre Dubach really enjoyed it, and was so enthusiastic that he decided to share his bouquet of roses with Leonardi Muzii and some of the players in the orchestra.

The second work was the second symphony of Gounod in Es-Dur. An incredibly powerful romantic piece. This was the first time I heard the being played live. I was incredibly impressed with the conductor and the orchestra. It is a very, very difficult piece due to all the different tempi and counter melodies and the performance was one I will never forget.

A wonderful review (in German) of the concert has been written by Lia Näpflin in the Jungfrauzeitung. This review also contains a video fragment and two of the pictures I took.


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All pictures taken with the Olympus OMD-EM10 camera and 17mm 1.8 and 45mm 1.8 (prime) lenses in RAW. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom.


 

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