Orchestre de chambre de Paris
David Reiland direction
Victor Julien-Laferrière cello
All the nuances of the Romantic cello playing of Victor-Julien Laferrière and the delights of Mozart’s “Linz” symphony.
Schumann Concerto for cello op. 129
Mozart Symphony No. 36 K. 184 « Linz »
Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière, winner of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition and a participant in the international “Paris Play-Direct Academy” 2011 run by the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, will play Schumann’s concerto this evening, one of the most passionately Romantic works in the repertoire. It alternates between meditative melancholy and dreamlike contemplation before culminating in victorious enthusiasm. Another passion – love this time – is expressed in the Siegfried Idyll, which Wagner wrote as a gift for his wife Cosima. She first heard the work in the young couple’s villa. Moving on to another couple and another story: when Constance and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart broke their journey in Linz in 1783, Mozart, who was travelling without any scores, agreed to take on an impromptu commission and composed a symphony in three days. This transpired to be more than enough time to pen a masterpiece.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
France Musique broadcasts this concert