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Dance 'til the end



11:00 — Conservatoire de musique de Genève

chamber music



Claire Dassesse
Michiko Yamada

Jarita Ng

Léonard Frey-Maibach

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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Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva