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TWO ROMANTICISTS

Wednesday

07.10.2020

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series S

Grand Mécène

the agenda

Daniel Harding
Direction

Francesco Piemontesi
Piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN 

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor op. 54

HECTOR BERLIOZ


Symphonie fantastique op. 14


the music

A true manifesto of modernity, the Symphonie Fantastique had the effect of a bomb being dropped when it premiered in Paris in 1830. Franz Liszt, then amongst the audience of musicians, went on to spread the work throughout Europe. Meanwhile, Schumann wrote a rave review of it ten years before composing his famous Concerto in A minor for his wife Clara, who premiered it under the direction of Felix Mendelssohn. The history of music is thus woven of friendly ties such as the one between the OSR and the Ticino pianist Francesco Piemontesi, for whom this marks the first concert of his residency.

Discover an excerpt of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande playing Hector Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique conducted by Neeme Jaärvi on May 14, 2013 at Victoria Hall and recorded by Espace 2.



the venues

OSR Live

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott

Direction

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

Direction

Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva