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Dance 'til the end

Sunday

15.01.2023

11:00 — Conservatoire de musique de Genève

chamber music

programme

Claire Dassesse
Michiko Yamada
violin

Jarita Ng
viola

Léonard Frey-Maibach
cello

Anton Webern

Langsamer Satz for string quartet

Franz Schubert

String Quartet No.14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden', D 810


the music

The theme of Death and the Maiden runs through all the artistic forms of European culture. Seriously ill, Schubert projects his own suffering and the imminent prospect of his death into this myth as much to exorcise it as to transcend it. "Disappear, odious skeleton" says the girl in the original poem set to music by Schubert. "I am your friend, you have nothing to fear" replies death. This unequal and fatal game of hide-and-seek, sublimely set to music in the String Quartet in D minor, will be echoed on the stage of the Conservatory's main hall with Juliette Rahon's choreography and Mélina de Lamarlière's dance.

With his Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) of 1905, the young Anton Webern pays a final tribute to the great models who influenced him before he found his own language: Brahms, of course, but also Wagner and Mahler, as a poignant farewell to Romanticism and tonal music.



OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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JONATHAN NOTT

Conductor

Yvonne Naef

mezzo-soprano

György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva