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Orchestre de Paris / Daniel Harding

Renaud Capuçon - Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris - Elgar, Schumann, Brahms
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h40 with 1 intermission



Edward Elgar
Concerto pour violon
Robert Schumann
Johannes Brahms
Orchestre de Paris
Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Harding , conducting
Renaud Capuçon , violin
Elgar’s Violin Concerto unfolds its lyricism and sensuality, all the while preserving its original enigma, the composer having revealed that there was a soul enshrined within it… Two choral Lieder, also shrouded in mystery, further heighten the mystique.

The oracular mysteries of the ‘romantic night’ hover over the three choral Lieder gathered here: the sonic fabric literally palpitates in Schumann’s Nachtlied, hymn to night, to a text by Hebbel; Brahms’s Schicksalslied in three movements, sometimes called his ‘Little Requiem’, is a marvel of melodic charm and harmonic colours.

In Elgar’s expansive Violin Concerto, Renaud Capuçon’s bow can only add to the general aura of mystery. A work at once lyrical and rhapsodic, melancholy, sensual and tempestuous, it did indeed cultivate an enigmatic reputation, as the composer had noted on the score, in Spanish, a dedication: ‘Herein is enshrined the soul of…’ 


Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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

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