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L'OSR à Munich et à Berlin

Sunday

26.02.2023

20:00 — IsarPhilharmonie

tour

Wednesday

01.03.2023

20:00 — Philharmonie, Berlin

tour

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Khatia Buniatishvili
piano

Arthur Honegger

Rugby, tone poem No. 2

Sergeï Rachmaninoff

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in D minor op. 30

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N° 3 in E flat major op. 55, 'Eroica'


the music

The final part of the OSR's Northern European tour takes it to the brand new Isar Philharmonie (completed in 2021) in Munich, and to the Berlin Philharmonie.

Arthur Honegger was a man of his era; he loved speed, beautiful cars and sports. Last season the OSR gave a glorious performance of his first symphonic poem, the famous locomotive Pacific 231. For this season, we give homage to Rugby (Symphonic Movement No. 2), premiered by Ernest Ansermet in Paris in 1928. This detailed rhythmic study – true to the precision of the Swiss composer - illustrates the vivacity and improvised nature of a rugby match.

Rachmaninoff was one of the great pianists of his time. Intent upon conquering America as both composer and soloist, he wrote his famous Concerto No. 3 in D minor and performed it in New York with Gustav Mahler.

We know the anecdote: disappointed by Bonaparte who became Napoleon I, Beethoven tore up the dedication in his honour. From then on, his Eroica Symphony celebrated the greatness of a hypothetical great man while opening the great double doors to Romanticism in music. But how hard it is to be understood as a pioneer! The work was initially deemed to be dull, endless and disjointed...



OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva