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Yo-Yo Ma

The OSR invites the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne



19:30 — Victoria Hall


Renaud Capuçonconductor

Yo-Yo Macello

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanneorchestra

Robert Schumann
Concerto for cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 129


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission

The music

Yo-Yo Ma

The rise of historically informed performance practices has allowed small ensembles, like the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra that we welcome every season, to explore a once-forbidden repertoire. Nowadays, nobody is surprised to hear Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony played by around forty musicians, an ensemble size close to that of its original production in Vienna in 1805. With the era of gigantism at an end, the focus is more on the clarity of Beethoven’s delicate textures over its depth. Yo-Yo Ma’s take of Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto, with the orchestra reduced to chamber size, is a testament to this shift. Encouraged by Pablo Casals when he was still a precocious child, the great French-born Chinese-American cellist is one of the most well-known and beloved musicians the world over.

The venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 11 June 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