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SYMPHONIC POETRY

Thursday

21.01.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

series S

Mécène

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Yvonne Naef
mezzo-soprano

GYÖRGY LIGETI 

Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 

Komm süsser Tod (orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski)

GUSTAV MAHLER

Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra


the music

Humour, derision and reflection on the ceremony of a concert... Ligeti provokes the audience with his Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes launched simultaneously before stopping all by themselves, thus bringing the piece to an end. The Mahlerian orchestration of Bach's spiritual aria Komm, süsser Todby Stokowski announces the pain of the Kindertotenlieder, a cycle of 5 poems by Rückert, which resonated with Mahler's obsessions.

We wish to thank Yvonne Naef for stepping in at short notice to replace the soloist initially invited for this concert.. The performance of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony has been postponed to the 2021-22 season.



the venues

OSR Live

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott

Le Sacre du Printemps

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva