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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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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva