Skip to Accessibility Informations Skip to Menu mobile Skip to Menu Skip to main content Skip to footer Skip to Site Map Skip to Search

Philharmonie de Paris - Home Page

Orchestre de Paris / Michael Tilson Thomas

Renaud Capuçon - Berg, Mahler
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

Program

Alban Berg
Concerto pour violon "A la mémoire d'un ange"
Gustav Mahler
Symphonie n° 5

Distribution

Orchestre de Paris
Michael Tilson Thomas, conducting
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Two elegiac masterpieces: Berg's Concerto written for the daughter of Alma Mahler after her tragic death at age 18, followed by Mahler’s Symphony No.5, which Visconti’s Death in Venice made a symbol of post-romantic morbidity.

Scored using the twelve-tone technique, Berg’s Concerto ‘To the Memory of an Angel’ is made up of two movements. The first, which quotes a Carinthian folk song, is a voluble portrait of Manon’s purity, and the second, marked by tragedy and fatum, evokes illness and death, down to the redemptive quotation of a Bach chorale, ‘O Eternity, word of thunder!’  
Through its five movements, Mahler’s imposing Symphony No.5 explores shadow, from its introductory funeral march to the synoptic light of the Finale. In the middle, the static lyricism of the illustrious Adagietto stuns with harmonic sumptuousness and the expression of pain being overcome.
Karina-Canellakis

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

See the venue

Getting here

Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
Address
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

To leave after this concert

taxi G7