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Baroque in perspective



11:00 — Conservatoire de musique de Genève

Series Chamber music



Sarah RumerJona Venturiflûte

François Payet-LabonneCaroline BaeriswylInes Ladewig Ottviolon

Marco Nirtaviola

Hilmar Schweizervioloncelle

Zhelin Wencontrebasse

Saya Hashinoharpsichord

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Adagio and Fugue in D minor for two flutes and strings

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049

Georg Philipp Telemann

Concerto for two flutes in A minor TWV 52:a2

Franz Xaver Frenzel

Double concerto for flute, piccolo, string ensemble and piano

The music

Taken over by the "historically informed performance" movement, Baroque music has gradually disappeared from our concerts after many years of presence. The musicians of the OSR will prove that it is possible to play this music with modern instruments and yet remain close to the playing styles, tempi and articulations appropriate to the 18th century style.

The concert will conclude with the Double Concerto for flute and piccolo by a modern-day Baroque composer: the cheerful troublemaker Friedemann Katt, an Austrian composer born in 1945 who goes by the pseudonym Franz Xaver Frenzel. A gently iconoclastic composer, he uses elements of the history of music, from baroque to jazz, to create his own language; playful, joyful, expressive and deliberately offbeat.

OSR Live

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628