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Truls Mørk and the OCL



19:30 — Victoria Hall

series S


Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Petr Popelka

Truls Mørk

Ludwig van Beethoven

Coriolan, overture in C minor op. 62

Josef Suk

Sérénade in B flat major op. 6

Antonín Dvořák

Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor op. 104

the music

Prometheus, Leonora, Egmont, Coriolan, all idealist figures and symbols of freedom over oppression were admired by Beethoven, who identified with them. His interest in Shakespeare also dictated certain choices, such as the character of Coriolan, which inspired a grandiose symphonic overture with powerful dramatic force. The tradition of playing an overture at the beginning of a concert has been lost for reasons of fashion or scheduling. We welcome the opportunity offered to us here by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.

Composed 20 years after that of his teacher and future father-in-law Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk's Serenade for Strings is, in a way, its counterpart. Suk wrote it on Dvořák's advice, suggesting that the young composer write music with a lighter pen than his usual gravity.

Often overwhelmed by Dvořák's powerful orchestration, his Cello Concerto in B minor will find lighter colours this evening in this chamber orchestra setting. This is undoubtedly an opportunity to listen to it in a different way under the bow of one of the best cellists today.

the venues

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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Maurice Ravel


Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva