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Mahler 9

Wednesday

30.11.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Mécène

Thursday

01.12.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series S

Cosponsor

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Alexandra Conunova
violin

Felix Mendelssohn

Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor op. 64

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 9 in D major


the music

Both classical and romantic in its expression, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor never ceases to inspire with its radiant harmonies and the infinite magic of it’s themes.

Gustav Mahler’s last symphony takes leave of a bygone musical world, at the same time bidding farewell to the life of a seriously ill man. He would never hear his Symphony No. 9 in D minor, which left his successors, Schoenberg and Berg completely stunned by the originality of its language.

Of course, grandeur flirts with the trivial for one last time, and the present allows a glimpse of eternity in a finale seeking solace as it enters a dimension and a world which is no longer ours.

This is no longer an individual expressing himself, but a phenomenon that surpasses him with a foresight belonging only to great creators.



the venues

OSR Live

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva