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Ode to joy

Wednesday

19.04.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Grand Mécène

Thursday

20.04.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series S

Friday

21.04.2023

20:15 — Rosey Concert Hall

tour

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Elizabeth Watts
soprano

Hanna Hipp
mezzo-soprano

Saimir Pirgu
tenor

Daniel Schmutzhard
baritone

Zürcher Sing-Akademie
choir

Ludwig van Beethoveen

Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 with a final chorus of Schiller's 'Ode to Joy'


the music

Chosen in 1972 as the official hymn of the European Union, the melody « Ode to Joy » celebrates peace between nations and the human race. An impressive programme that embodies the entire volume of Beethoven’s work.

The Ninth Symphony adds to the history of the symphony thanks to it’s unusual length and the incorporation of a choir and four vocal soloists to sing Schiller’s poem. Beethoven innovates once again by creating a new musical form and at the same time issuing a tremendous call for hope for the world.



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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DANIEL HARDING

direction

Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires
pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva