On the morning of 25 December 1870, Cosima Wagner awoke to a dawn serenade of 13 musicians singing a new work on the staircase of the Villa Tribschen in Lucerne. Exceptionally elegiac and luminous, Siegfried Idyll is an intimate and unique work, one that would give birth to a symphonic version that retains all the freshness and spontaneity of the original. Speaking of spontaneity, it can be found in abundance in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, an exuberant Dionysian hymn to the inexhaustible force of life. Very rare in concert, the Piano concerto n° 1 by the Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt dates from 1927. The composer had yet to travel outside Norway, and developed a unique style full of boreal tints in his native country. Performed by pianist Håvard Gimse and conductor Tabita Berglund, both Norwegian, this touching yet playful score makes for a passionate discovery.
DIJON BOURGOGNE ORCHESTRA
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Tabita Berglund
PIANO Håvard Gimse
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
TVEITT Concerto pour piano n°1
BEETHOVEN Symphonie n°7 en la majeur op. 92