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    Orchestre National de France

    Cristian Măcelaru | direction
    Rachel Willis-Sørensen | soprano 

    Beethoven-Strauss mirror programme for the Orchestre National de France and Cristian Măcelaru.

    Rachel Willis-Sørensen
    Rachel Willis-Sørensen © Simon Pauly
    Cristian Măcelaru
    Cristian Măcelaru © Christophe Abramowitz

    Due to illness, James Gaffigan is replaced by Cristian Măcelaru.

    Beethoven Leonore II, Overture
    Strauss Four last Lieder Op. 150
    Capriccio, final scene
    Beethoven Egmont, Overture 

    Throughout his long career as a composer, from the first pages for piano and voice to The Four Last Songs with orchestra, from Salome to the ultimate Capriccio, Richard Strauss was a passionate and inspired champion of the female voice. As the husband of the singer Pauline de Ahna, he also always wondered about the links between music and poetry, as shown by the plot of Capriccio, which is based on the famous question: "Prima la musica? e poi le parole?" In addition to the two pages by Strauss, this concert will feature one of the overtures composed by Beethoven for his opera Leonore, which later became Fidelio, and this other famous overture inspired by Goethe's drama about which Beethoven wrote: "I caught fire as soon as I read it."

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Radio France France Musique broadcasts this concert January 6th, 8 pm

    Strauss en majesté

    Quelle est votre interprétation favorite des Quatre Derniers Lieder de Richard Strauss ? 

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