Klaus Mäkelä conducts Saariaho, Strauss, Dusapin, and Scriabin
Orchestre de Paris
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The Philharmonie de Paris dedicates this concert to the memory of the German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt, who passed away on Monday 5 September 2022.
Follow stratospheric talent Klaus Mäkelä on a cosmic journey live from the Philharmonie de Paris: an out-of-this-world program that includes a world premiere! Brand-new work by Pascal Dusapin features alongside other big names of 20th- and 21st-century music like Kaija Saariaho, Richard Strauss, and Alexander Scriabin…
The faultless musicians of the Orchestre de Paris, under newly-minted music director Mäkelä, waste no time launching us into the great beyond with Saariaho's Asteroid 4179: Toutatis, inspired by one of the largest asteroids whose orbit regularly brings it close to Earth. Grand questions of our place in the universe continue with Strauss's Nietzsche-inspired Also sprach Zarathustra, which for many recalls the celestial beauty of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The world premiere of Pascal Dusapin's A Linea opens the second act, interrogating the notion of sound spaces. Our musical voyage comes to an end with Scriabin's epic Poem of Ecstasy, a single-movement symphonic poem whose eight main themes lead to an exultant and unforgettable finish.
Photo: Klaus Mäkelä © Marco Borggreve