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Family of pianists

Wednesday

15.03.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Grand Mécène

Thursday

16.03.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series S

Sponsor

programme

Kent Nagano
direction

Mari Kodama
Momo Kodama
Karin Kei Nagano
piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for three pianos and orchestra No. 7 in F major KV 242, 'Lodron-Concerto'

Francis Poulenc

Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in D minor

Richard Strauss

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Orchestral Suite Op. 60, TrV 228c


the music

A rare opportunity to hear Mozart’s Concerto for three pianos, written at the request of a mother to play with her two daughters. As history always repeats itself, this family composition will be played for us, just as in the past, by three musicians conducted by their husband / brother-in-law / father.

Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos is one of the outstanding works by the French composer. Written in memory of Mozart, it is tinted by the sounds of the Balinese gamelans that the composer heard at the Colonial Exhibition of 1931 in Paris.

On hearing the premiere of Strauss’ orchestral suite arranged from the stage music of le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, the Viennese press reached the conclusion“A second-class Beethoven” which, understandably bowled over Richard Strauss. The work is however charming with its rococo neo-classicism and splendid orchestration.



the venues

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott

direction

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva