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Long live swing!



11:00 — Victoria Hall

Series in family

Grand Mécène


Marc Leroy-Calatayud

Daniel Leveillé
tap dancer

Marc Perrenoud
piano (artist in residence)

Charles Ives

Three places in New England, for chamber orchestra, No. 2 Putnam's Camp

Morton Gould

Tap Dance Concerto

Marc Perrenoud

Small Heel, concerto for piano and orchestra

(commissioned by OSR – World premiere- orchestration Alexandre Mastrangelo)

the music

Ever present in classic Broadway musicals, the tap dance number, so typical of American culture, was a favourite moment for the audience. Composer Morton Gould loved rare and incongruous combinations. After composing a piece for rapper (spoken word) and orchestra and another for a group of firemen singing with an orchestra, he wrote his Tap Dance Concerto in 1952 for tap dancer Danny Daniels. It is a charming neo-classical piece, but a daunting one for the dancer who has to perform non-stop for 20 minutes in a precise score that leaves him little time to improvise his steps.

Artist in residence, pianist Marc Perrenoud, has composed Small Heel, concerto for piano and orchestra at the request of the OSR especially for this morning's concert.

the venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Yvonne Naef


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