Konzertdauer: ca. 1 ¾ Stunden

Olivier Messiaen

He studied at the Paris Conservatoire (1919-30) with Dukas, Emmanuel and Dupré, and taught there (1941-78) while also serving as organist of La Trinité in Paris. Right from his first published work, the eight Preludes for piano (1929), he was using...  more

"Les offrandes oubliées" ("The Forgotten Offerings"), Symphonic Meditations

Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutillleux was born in Angers (France) on 22 January 1916. As early as his school days, he began to study piano, harmony and counterpoint with Victor Gallois at the Douai Conservatoire. From 1933-1938 he attended the Paris Conservatoire,...  more

Concerto for cello and orchestra "Tout un monde lointain..." (A whole distant world...)

Johannes Brahms

"New Trails“ was the title of an enthusiastic article in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik“ in which Robert Schumann introduced Johannes Brahms (born on May 7th 1833 in Hamburg) to the musical world. Praised as an innovator by Schumann, Brahms was...  more

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 68

Ever since Schumann first praised the young Brahms, calling him a trail-blazing composer, the public eagerly awaited his First Symphony. And the pressure that weighed down on the creative process was correspondingly heavy. Not until 1876, at the...

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David Afkham

David Afkham is Principal Conductor of the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España. He is in high demand as a guest conductor with some of the world’s finest orchestras and opera houses, and has established a reputation as one of the most sought after...  more

Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the ‘Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle’ at the Fondation...  more