Orchestre National de France
Emmanuel Krivine direction
Julia Fischer violin
The “National” and its conductor Emmanuel Krivine are in good company with violin virtuoso Julia Fischer
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgski / Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
The Orchestre National de France and its musical director are on familiar ground with tonight’s repertoire of Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune by Debussy and Ravel’s version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1939 – a masterpiece in the genre – will be performed by the great German violinist Julia Fischer. She has long since established her credentials with her breathtaking virtuosity in some of the most demanding works in the concerto repertoire, from Brahms to Tchaikovsky, and from Prokofiev to Britten.
Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Radio France
France Musique broadcasts this concert.