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Fauré's Requiem



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Contemporary music, Opera & Voice, World premiere




20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne

Contemporary music, Opera & Voice, World premiere


Jonathan Nott

Martin Fröst
clarinet & artist in residence

James Atkinson

Chœur de chambre de la Haute école de musique de Genève

György Ligeti
Apparitions, for orchestra

Claude Debussy
Nocturnes, symphonic triptyque, No. 2 Festivals

Michael Jarrell composer in residence
N. N., piece for clarinet and orchestra (world premiere)

Commission of the OSR

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, for soprano, baryton, choir and orchestra Op. 48

the music

Designed, in the words of the composer, as a "Lullaby of death", Fauré's soft and soothing Requiem will be preceded by the Apparitions that György Ligeti composed as soon as he moved to the West, when he took refuge in Vienna after the Hungarian anti-communist revolt in 1956. In this work, he radicalizes the serial technique by a total destruction of intervals, creating a world of extremely complex musical intertwinings leading to a troubled and mysterious sound universe. Influenced by the seductive Nocturnesof the English painter Whistler, Debussy composed his Trois Nocturnes for orchestra, the second of which, Fêtes, describes a fantasized July 14, crossed by a chimerical and colorful procession. Flagship evening for our two artists in residence with the eagerly awaited world premiere of a work composed especially by Michael Jarrell for clarinetist Martin Fröst which will seal the meeting of a recognized composer and an extraordinary virtuoso.

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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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva