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"Blue" Nott

Wednesday

21.09.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Grand Mécène

Grand Mécène

Sponsor

Thursday

22.09.2022

20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène

Grand Mécène

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Marc Perrenoud
piano (artist in residence)

Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev
clarinet

Lionel Cottet
cello

Elçim Özdemir
viola

Claude Debussy

Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra in B-Flat major

Duke Ellington

New World A-Comin', for piano and orchestra

Richard Strauss

Don Quixote, tone poem Op. 35


the music

Composed for a competition at the Paris Conservatoire, Debussy’s Rhapsodie pour clarinette appears to pursue a longing for distant horizons.

Inspired by afro-american author Roi Ottley’s bestseller New World A-Comin’, the work uses music to express the difficulties of afro-americans during wartime, and the various political utopias of the era. In this virtuoso work, Duke Ellington imagines idealistically a far-away world, free from war and greed, dominated by love. Our artist in residence, Marc Perrenoud - pianist, composer and internationally-renowned jazzman - will perform this work with the Orchestra, which includes a cadenza featuring orchestral backing arranged by Alexandre Mastrangelo. 

Don Quichotte joins the programme in rebellion against the absurdities of the world, fighting evil and protecting the oppressed. As we often see in Strauss’s works, he portrays himself in his desperate crusade against the ignorant.

The concert on 21st September at the Victoria Hall is filmed for television broadcast on Mezzo, Mezzo Live HD, and QWest.



OSR Live

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva