Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd | direction
Anne Gastinel | cello
Benoît Grenet | cello
Douglas Boyd is back at the music stand of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris with a renowned soloist, the cellist Anne Gastinel.
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op.47
Boccherini Cello Concerto G. 477
Vivaldi Concerto for two cellos RV 531
Benjamin At first light
Haydn Symphony No.104 Hob. I:104 « London »
Taking French leave is not the kind of thing Scotsman Douglas Boyd does. After handing over to Lars Vogt, he returns to the orchestra as guest conductor to welcome a distinguished soloist: Anne Gastinel. A figure of the French cello, she has chosen two baroque concertos full of colour and emotion. A travelling musician from Italy to Spain, Boccherini, himself a cellist, makes us hear all the richness and possibilities of his instrument; as for Vivaldi, he delivers in his Concerto for two cellos one of his most vibrant compositions. To round off this evening dedicated to contrasts, a dialogue between styles and eras, with two works, also British, by Elgar and George Benjamin, and Haydn’s "London" symphony, a page of capital importance in every respect.
PRODUCTION Orchestre de chambre de Paris