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Tour: Cologne, Bremen, Munich & Berlin

Wednesday

15.02.2023

20:00 — Philharmonie, Cologne

tour

Mécène

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Khatia Buniatishvili
piano

Arthur Honegger

Rugby, tone poem No. 2

Sergeï Rachmaninoff

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in D minor op. 30

Igor Stravinski

Petrushka, ballet burlesque in four scenes (original 1911 version)


the music

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is looking forward to the German leg of it's Northern European tour which will take it to the Cologne Philharmonic (for the first time since 2014), to the elegant art deco "Die Glocke" hall in Bremen for the first time, to the brand new Isar Philharmonie (completed in 2012) in Munich, and to the Berliner Philharmonie.

Arthur Honegger was a man of his era; he loved speed, beautiful cars and sports. Last season the OSR gave a glorious performance of his first symphonic poem, the famous locomotive Pacific 231. For this season, we give homage to Rugby (Symphonic Movement No. 2), premiered by Ernest Ansermet in Paris in 1928. This detailed rhythmic study – true to the precision of the Swiss composer - illustrates the vivacity and improvised nature of a rugby match.

Rachmaninoff was one of the great pianists of his time. Intent upon conquering America as both composer and soloist, he wrote his famous Concerto No. 3 in D minor and performed it in New York with Gustav Mahler.

The original recording of Petrushka by an OSR conducted by Ernest Ansermet at the very beginning of the vinyl era in 1950 propelled the orchestra to fame across the whole world; thanks to it’s musicality and exceptional recording quality for the era. The evening’s concert will present the 1911 version for large orchestra conducted by Jonathan Nott.



OSR Live

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JONATHAN NOTT

Conductor

Yvonne Naef

mezzo-soprano

György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva