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Simone Young

Wednesday

10.05.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series R

Thursday

11.05.2023

20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne

programme

Simone Young
conductor

Kian Soltani
cello

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor op. 85

Béla Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra


the music

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto entered the world stage in 1965 thanks to Jacqueline du Pré's exalted and romantic interpretation. The work dates from 1919, following the English composer's long silence during the war. Contemplative and elegiac, his last important work shines with the twilight of a language that will die with him. His music may have fallen out of fashion, but has come back with a vengeance thanks to a new generation of performers who have been able to detect its grandeur and nobility.

Béla Bartok's masterful Concerto for Orchestra is also a work of the end of his life, at a time when the great Hungarian composer was dying of illness and misery in his American exile. Commissioned by friends who wanted to help him, the work quickly became popular thanks to its extraordinary blend of virtuosity and Hungarian popular influences magnified by an immediately understandable style. In 1956, at the dawn of stereophony, the OSR made a recording that caused a sensation.



OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva