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concert François-Xavier Roth conducts Bartók, Martinu, Bizet, and Haydn – With Sol Gabetta

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

François-Xavier Roth conducts Bartók, Martinu, Bizet, and Haydn – With Sol Gabetta Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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After her remarkable Lucerne Festival début in 2014, the Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta returns to the idyllic Swiss city for a performance of Martinů’s First Cello Concerto, one of her favorite virtuosic works for her instrument, accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth’s baton. As she explains, “The orchestral writing is opulent, the themes—which draw on superb popular Czech melodies—and a very interesting rhythmic structure.” Martinů’s masterpiece is framed by the folk melodies of Bartók’s Divertimento, Haydn’s Parisian symphony “The Hen” (listen for the oboe’s unmistakable pecking sounds!), and the carefree delights of dolls, spinning tops, and soap bubbles in Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants.

Photo: Sol Gabetta © Marco Borggreve

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Cast

  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • François-Xavier Roth | Conductor

Program

  • Béla Bartók, Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz 113
  • Bohuslav Martinu, Cello Concerto No.1, H.196
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Manfred Grafe, Lenski's aria arrangement for cello and orchestra
  • Georges Bizet, Children's Games – Petite Suite for Orchestra, Op.22
    • 1. Trumpet and drum
    • 2. The doll
    • 3. The top
    • 4. Little husband, little wife
    • 5. The ball
  • Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, "The Hen"
    • 1. Allegro spiritoso
    • 2. Andante
    • 3. Menuet: Allegretto
    • 4. Finale : Vivace

Details

  • Venue: KKL - Lucerne Festival Hall (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • Broadcast date: Aug. 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2018
  • Available until: November 28, 2018
  • Production: Naxos
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