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concert of the 11.11.2020 Cancelled

concert of the 12.11.2020 Cancelled

ROMEO AND JULIET

Wednesday

11.11.2020

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Thursday

12.11.2020

20:15 — Salle Métropole

Series Lausanne

the agenda

Kerem Hasan
Direction

Christian Tetzlaff
Violon

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY

Dances from Galánta, for orchestra

BÉLA BARTÓK

Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 Sz. 112

SERGE PROKOFIEV

Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from the first two ballet suites


the music

Longtime friends and pioneers of ethnomusicology, Kodály and Bartók travelled through the countryside of Eastern Europe to save an endangered musical repertoire that would permeate their own music. The Dances of Galánta are a tender look back at Kodály's youth. Composed just before Bartók's final exile to the United States, the moving and deeply tormented Violin Concerto No. 2 seems to reflect the anguish that was rising in Europe at the time. Our soloist Christian Tetzlaff recently recorded both Bartók Concertos to great critical acclaim. Finally, the craze for his ballet Romeo and Juliet prompted Prokofiev to adapt it into orchestral suites that conductors can arrange as they wish.



OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony no 4 in B flat major op. 60

Jonathan Nott

Conductor

Recorded on 23 October 2019 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva