Bozar Music
Belgian National Orchestra

‘National Orchestra of Belgium’

25 Jan.'15
- 00:00

The young French cellist Gautier Capuçon is one of the stars of the international music scene. He is just as at ease with major orchestral works as he is with more intimate chamber music. The Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar, the composer’s last major work, is distinctive for its searing intensity and languorous melodies. The indefinable sounds with which Joseph Haydn, in Die Schöpfung, translated primal chaos into music are as impressive today as they were at the time. Similarly, the combination of polytonality, polyrhythms, dissonance and unusual orchestration of Igor Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps makes as big an impact on the listener as it did on the day of its premiere. The programme commences with the premiere of a specially commissioned work by the Russian composer Alexander Raskatov.
Andrey Boreyko

conductor

Gautier Capuçon

cello

National Orchestra of Belgium
Aleksandr Raskatov

Valse - Adieu (world premiere - commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Joseph Haydn

Chaos (Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2)

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 85

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring

National Orchestra of Belgium
Aleksandr Raskatov

Valse - Adieu (world premiere - commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Joseph Haydn

Chaos (Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2)

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 85

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring

National Orchestra of Belgium
Aleksandr Raskatov

Valse - Adieu (world premiere - commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Joseph Haydn

Chaos (Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2)

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 85

National Orchestra of Belgium
Aleksandr Raskatov

Valse - Adieu (world premiere - commissioned by BNO in the frame of the centenary of World War I, with the support of the Services of the Prime Minister and of the National Lottery)

Joseph Haydn

Chaos (Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2)

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, op. 85

Practical information

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