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The Magic Flute



19:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert +


Jonathan Nott

Emmanuel Pahud

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for flute and orchestra No 1 in G major KV 313

Luciano Berio

Sequenza I pour flûte

the music

Discover the flute with Emmanuel Pahud, who will perform two works that highlight this instrument and lead us on a discovery of it's magic!

Luciano Berio's Sequenza I for solo flute requires the performer to play so fast, and with such dexterity, your imagination will lead you to believe you hear several voices, all at once.

The myth goes that Mozart did not like the flute. A strange paradox for a composer who dedicated three Concertos to it (including one for flute and harp), four Quartets for flute and strings and whose last opera, Die Zauberflöte, is dedicated to this supposedly unloved instrument. No doubt Emmanuel Pahud's magic flute will persuade us otherwise!

the venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva