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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

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Programme

Kent Naganoconductor

Mari KodamaMomo KodamaKarin Kei Naganopiano

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 videos

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The venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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