Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall
Franz Schubert’s Symphonies No. 3 and No. 4 feature on the programme of the fourth philharmonic concert of the OCL, which also includes Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Even though Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, D 200 was composed only a few months after the second, it is proof of his increasing maturity. It is Schubert’s first symphonic work that displays all the characteristics of his particular style. Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, op. 33 is a short work comprising a single movement. With no orchestral introduction, the solo cello asserts itself from the very first bars in this highly virtuoso piece. Schubert called his Symphony No. 4, D 417 “the Tragic” in an allusion to the tormented sentiments expressed in the score.
Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg
Benjamin Kruithof Cello (Winner of the Grand Prix Anne et Françoise Groben)
Symphony No. 3, D 200
Cello Concerto No. 1 I A minor, op. 33
Symphony No. 4, D 417, the “Tragic”
SMC €30 (Under 26: €15)
Children under 12: free
The classical music expert Jean-Paul Bettendorf will present an introduction to the symphony of the evening half an hour before the concert. In French.