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Austrian Charm



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series R
Series R+



20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène



19:30 — Théâtre Équilibre, Fribourg



Jonathan Nottconductor

Martin Fröstclarinet & artist in residence

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major KV 622

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 2 in C minor (version 1877)

The music

Bruckner has now entered the OSR repertoire since the recording of his nine Symphonies under the direction of Marek Janowski. Also a great Brucknerian, Jonathan Nott has chosen Symphony No. 2 in C minor, one of the composer's most underrated, for this concert commemorating the bicentenary of his birth. It is however the first major achievement of Anton Bruckner. Composed ten years before his visit to Geneva where he will come to perform as an organist, this symphony bears the mark of the mourning of his beloved sister who lived with him and who leaves him "completely confused". The Adagio is one of the finest illustrations of Brucknerian meditation before a stormy finale revealing its violent inner conflicts. This Austrian concert will welcome our musician in residence, the clarinetist Martin Fröst, in the sublime Concerto in A major, one of Mozart's last works which exploits all the registers and the expressive possibilities of the instrument in a way unknown until then.

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva