Symphonic Concert

Orchestre de Paris / Franz Welser-Möst

Truls Mørk - Beethoven, Schumann, Strauss

Franz Welser-MöstFranz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Truls MørkTruls Mørk © Johs Bøe

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Wednesday, 9 December 2020 — 8:30pm
Thursday, 10 December 2020 — 8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie


  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ouverture d'Egmont
  • Robert Schumann
    Concerto pour violoncelle
  • Richard Strauss
    Sinfonia Domestica


  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Franz Welser-Möst, conducting
  • Truls Mørk, cello
The story of the Count of Egmont, the 16th-century Dutch patriot whose protests under Spanish rule cost him his life, was sure to resonate with Beethoven, who responds to Goethe’s drama with a hymn to freedom that goes from tragedy to triumph. In counterpoint, Schumann’s concerto uses the warm voice of the cello to deploy the confidence of a cantabile of rare homogeneity, in no way reducing its virtuosity. With his Sinfonia Domestica, Richard Strauss invents a work of musical autofiction. Continuing from his symphonic poems, he creates a brilliantly written score whose movements reflect his own life: the family unit, putting his child to bed, the couple’s intimacy, merry bickering...  


Robert Schumann : Concerto pour violoncelle en la mineur op. 129 - Jean-Guihen Queyras, violoncelle, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe, direction
Ludwig van Beethoven : Egmont, ouverture Op. 84 - WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, direction