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Dolls fall in love



11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert


Jonathan Nott

Marie Ernst

Igor Stravinski

Petrushka ballet burlesque in four scenes (original 1911 version)

the music

When Stravinsky met famous Russian ballet director Diaghilev in Lausanne in autumn 1910, he spoke of a project for this ballet which would become one of his most celebrated works. With it’s festive atmosphere of Russian carnival, the work tells the tale of the impossible love between between a puppet and a doll. The original recording of Petrushkaby an OSR conducted by Ernest Ansermet at the very beginning of the vinyl era in 1950 propelled the orchestra to fame across the whole world; thanks to it’s musicality and exceptional recording quality for the era.

For this Family Concert we will hear the 1911 version for large orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Nott.

the venues

OSR Live

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Yvonne Naef


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