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concert of the 03.12.2020 Cancelled

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Wednesday

02.12.2020

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Sponsor

Thursday

03.12.2020

20:15 — Salle Métropole

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène

the agenda

Jonathan Nott
Direction

Francesco Piemontesi
Piano

Félix Mendelssohn

Overture for winds in C major op. 24

Olivier Messiaen

Oiseaux Exotiques, for piano and small orchestra

Félix Mendelssohn

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, overture in D major op. 27

Maurice Ravel

Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major


the music

The rare Overture for wind instruments that Mendelssohn composed after a Notturno written at the age of 15 seems to be full of twittering in preparation for the coming of Oiseaux exotiquesthat Olivier Messiaen composed in 1955 following a commission from the young Pierre Boulez. The piano soloist dialogues with 11 wind instruments, xylophone, glockenspiel and percussion in an imaginary aviary using Greek and Hindu rhythms. Return to Europe with  Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyagein the company of Goethe and Mendelssohn, just in time to savour Maurice Ravel's Concerto in Gcombining classical limpidity and "jazzy" rhythms and marking the first appearance of pianist Francesco Piemontesi as artist in residence in Lausanne.

Discover an excerpt of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande playing the overture to Félix Mendelssohn's Mer calme et heureux voyage conducted by Marek Janowski on March 26, 2010 at Victoria Hall and recorded by Espace 2.



OSR Live

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 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