Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
Nicola Benedetti violin
One of the pinnacles of the concerto repertoire for violin in tandem with Bartók’s premonitions.
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Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Haydn Symphony No. 84
Beethoven Concerto for violin op. 61
This is an opportunity to see Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto. This imposing work, both in terms of its scope and the variety of expressions which it conceals, is considered by all performers to be holy grail of concertos. Haydn’s Symphony No. 84 is one of the six “Paris” symphonies. This commission from a French aristocrat has plenty of surprises in store for audiences and anticipates Beethoven’s symphonies in its verve. Bela Bartók chose a classical title for his score Divertimento. After completing the piece in 1939, the composer confided, “Another moment of happiness!” Living in exile at this point, he could already glimpse the first signs of the impending catastrophe which would soon engulf Europe.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
A 19h, l’Entrée en musique et ses invités, par Stéphane Friederich - Entrée libre à partir de 18h45 sur présentation du billet du concert de 20h.