Skip to main content

Zimmermann in residence

Wednesday

29.09.2021

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series O

Sponsor

Thursday

30.09.2021

20:15 — Salle Métropole

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Frank Peter Zimmermann
(artist in residence) violin

Béla Bartók


Rhapsody No 2 for violin and orchestra Sz. 90

Bohuslav Martinů


Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra in D major, H 276 I II

Antonín Dvořák


Symphony No 8 in G major op. 88


the music

Our artist in residence leaves the beaten track by choosing two virtuoso works inspired by the rich folklore of Eastern Europe.

Bartók's Rhapsody No. 2 is the fruit of his tireless harvesting of folk music in the Hungarian and Romanian countryside with his friend Zoltán Kodály. Bartók wanted both to save this rich peasant heritage and to bring it to the attention of symphony audiences.

Martinů's Suite Concertante was written during the Czech composer's American exile and resounds like a brilliant tribute to his distant homeland. Extensively reworked by its composer and rarely performed, it has long been championed by Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 is full of generous melodies which persist long after their performance. Joyful and optimistic, this happy symphony also displays an imaginative freedom of invention.



OSR Live

video thumbnail

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony no 4 in B flat major op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 23 October 2019 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

video thumbnail

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