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Simply Romantic

Thursday

15.12.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

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Partenaire artistique

programme

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
orchestra

Michael Sanderling
conductor

Gautier Capuçon
cello

Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor op. 104

Johannes Brahms

Quartet in G minor No. 1 op. 25 (arranged by Arnold Schoenberg)


the music

The friendship between Brahms and Dvořák is revived as they are reunited for this evening’s concert; notably Brahms was a frequent visitor to German-speaking Switzerland. A perfect occasion to welcome the Luzern Sinfonieorchester to our subscription series for the very first time!

Brahms was a great admirer of Dvořák’s Cello concerto in G minor, and the work is brimming with melodies and expansive themes which evoke a nostaglia for the Czech composer’s native land.

Schoenberg's admiration for Brahms is no secret, and this is embraced in his orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quartet in G minor, composed in 1937. In this work, Schoenberg makes no attempt to imitate Brahms' colours, instead seeking to pay homage to his mentor whilst contributing his own timbres.



the venues

OSR Live

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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

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva