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TRAGEDY WITHOUT WORDS

Wednesday

21.04.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series R

Sponsor

Mécène

the agenda

Jonathan Nott
Direction

Kit Armstrong
Piano

FRANZ LISZT 

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major S. 124  

GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphony No. 6 in A minor, 'Tragic'


the music

Created with the composer at the piano and Berlioz on the podium, Franz Liszt's First Concerto combines breathtaking virtuosity with a new writing technique in four short movements joined seamlessly into a single large-scale structure. Like his distant colleague, the Anglo-Taiwanese artist Kit Armstrong is also a composer and virtuoso pianist.

A "hard nut for the critics to crack," wrote Mahler to the young Bruno Walter about the Symphony No. 6, one of his most powerful and personal of all. An allegory of man's struggle with destiny, it is dark throughout and ends with terrible hammer blows that bring the hero (Mahler himself) down like a felled tree. Don’t miss one this pinnacle of symphonic music!



the venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony no 4 in B flat major op. 60

Jonathan Nott

Conductor

Recorded on 23 October 2019 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott

Le Sacre du Printemps

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva