october, 2020

08oct8:30 pmParis, France - Orchestre de Paris - Kaprálová, Elgar, Dvořák8:30 pm Pierre Boulez Hall, Philharmonie Paris


Event Details

Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Orchestre de Paris

Vítězslava Kaprálová: Sinfonietta military
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Orchestre de Paris Note:
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© Felix Broede
Dominated by Czech music, this program confronts Dvořák’s imposing Ninth with the little-known genius of Vítězslava Kaprálová. As a counterpoint, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, whose name alone evokes British music.

Concise score, composed as a graduation work at the Prague Conservatory, the Military Sinfonietta, which the composer and conductor herself conducted in London in 1937, testifies to the art and maturity of the meteor of the music that was Kaprálová, who would certainly have become, without his tragic death at the age of 25, one of the major figures of twentieth century music. There she shows herself the worthy heir to the great Dvořák, whose Symphony “ Du Nouveau Monde ”, over the course of his movements composes a masterful heroic-legendary painting, based on the“ recreation ”of American melodies. Testamentary work, Gautier Capuçon’s Cello Concerto under the Bow, delivers the quintessence of the art of the English cantor in a subtle and condensed work, where the solo instrument, thanks to numerous recitatives, seems to speak to our ears.


(Thursday) 8:30 pm


Pierre Boulez Hall, Philharmonie Paris

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019