Sunday 28 March - 19h00
Grand Théâtre de Provence

Renaud Capuçon & WDR Sinfonieorchester

Haydn, Korngold and Brahms

WDR Sinfonieorchester
Cristian Măcelaru
, conductor

Renaud Capuçon, violin

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 2 in C major

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor (orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg)

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A rising star in the world of international conductors.

At the age of forty, Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru is a rising star in the world of international conductors. Recently appointed to the head of the Orchestre national de France, he is also musical director at the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne.

His reputation as a Viennese repertoire expert is more than justified, from Haydn’s 2nd Symphony, to the elegant twists of Italian baroque, to the symphonic version of Brahms’ brilliant Piano Quartet, superbly orchestrated by Schoenberg.

Renaud Capuçon will lead us off the beaten track with one of his favourite pieces : Korngold’s Violin Concerto, a piece that exudes romanticism, inspired by the film soundtracks Korngold composed in Hollywood for films such as Robin Hood and Captain Blood.