Sir András Schiff © Lukas Beck
Sir András Schiff © Lukas Beck
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Myung-Whun Chung | Sir András Schiff

Performers


Program

18.30
Introduction to the Concert
with Susanne Stähr (KKL Luzern, Auditorium, in German)

19.30
Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826)
Overture to Der Freischütz, Op. 77 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Pelléas et Mélisande. Suite, Op. 80
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé

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Description

Another composer being celebrated in 2024’s round of anniversaries is Gabriel Fauré, who died 100 years ago and was responsible for composing arguably the most charming French music. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and South Korean maestro Myung-Whun Chung, a recognized specialist in the French repertoire, will perform Fauré’s orchestral suite Pelléas et Mélisande, which beguiles with its delicate poetry and sensual sonic magic. Maurice Ravel’s Second Suite from Daphnis et Chloé offers its own intoxication, culminating in a bacchanal and dance of liberation that sweeps everything away. The “German” opening part of the program brings a reunion with the great Sir András Schiff, who will perform Beethoven’s G major Concerto, the most unusual of his five piano concertos. This is a work that is less concerned with heroic pathos, with the soloist as a virtuoso protagonist who competes with the orchestra. It calls for intimate exchanges and a vocal lyricism from Schiff, who will even tame the wild Furies of the orchestra with his delicate playing in the middle movement. The solo piano becomes the voice of humanity, triumphing over the raving world.


Event Venue

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
CH-6005 Luzern

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