Fête de la musique | COMPLET
What could be more exhilarating than celebrating music with the irresistibly theatrical flair of Rossini and, under the incandescent bow of Tedi Papavrami, the prodigious violin pyrotechnics of Paganini? For good measure, we’ll add Dvořák’s legendary Symphony n°9 for its seductive charms and epic grandeur.
With his Barber of Seville, premiered in Rome in 1816, Rossini gave to opera buffa a new dramatic dimension, condensed in its famous Overture: the constant play of contrasts, between anxious expectation, lyric cantabile and impetuous outburst, demonstrates the theatricality of the music. Similar in spirit, Paganini’s Concerto for violin n°2 is famous for its "bell" motif, which was adopted by Liszt in one of his Etudes for piano, and impresses both by virtue of its phantasmagoria as by its transcendent virtuosity. Majestic, and among the most popular of symphonic works ever, the "New World" Symphony orchestrates with unequalled brio the encounter between Central Europe and American folklore. It is said that Dvořák, present in the hall during the New York premiere in 1938, had to rise at the end of each movement to be "hailed like a king".
Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
Musical director Joseph Bastian
Violin Tedi Papavrami
Overture from The Barber of Seville
Concerto for violin n° 2 op. 7 in B minor,
Symphony n° 9 "From the New World"