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Orchestre de Paris / Karina Canellakis

Gil Shaham - Brahms, Webern, Lutosławski
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h41 with 1 intermission



Johannes Brahms
Concerto pour violon
Anton Webern
Six Pièces pour orchestre
Witold Lutoslawski
Concerto pour orchestre
Orchestre de Paris
Karina Canellakis , conducting
Gil Shaham , violin

To accompany Brahms’ lyricism, brought to incandescence by the bow of Gil Shaham, what better than razor-sharp acoustic precision and refinement with Webern, and expressive elegance and range with Lutosławski?

Dedicated to Schoenberg, Webern’s Six Pieces, with their sense of ellipsis, magnetic melodies, and pointillist precision, are an authentic invitation to listening. With its Bartokian title, Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra transfigures its folk inspirations through three movements, the last of which, ‘Passacaglia, Toccata, Chorale and Finale’, stands out as an extraordinary compositional feat.

Initially poorly received when it premiered in 1879, Brahms’ masterful Violin Concerto demands implacable virtuosity. Its classical lyricism is accented with gypsy influences in the first and last movements, and the Adagio, imbued with dreamy effusion, is a dialogue between winds and solo violin—opening with a beautiful oboe solo.


Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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Getting here

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

To leave after this concert

taxi G7