Lucerne Festival 2018
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra performs Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra and, with Sol Gabetta, Martinu's Cello Concerto No 1 in D, at the 2018 Summer Festival in Lucerne.
Two high-energy 20th Century works with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth in a concert taken from this year's Lucerne Festival. First, Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra, which was the last work he composed just before he fled Hungary during the outbreak of World War II. It is less intense than his preceding works and its outer movements shine out with a joyful optimism. Then, cellist Sol Gabetta joins the orchestra for a rare performance of Martinů's Cello Concerto No. 1 in D. After Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra the afternoon finishes with a performance of Bruckner's Mass no 2 in e minor interspersed with movements from Henri Tomasi's Fanfares liturgiques. The concert is presented by Jonathan Swain.
Béla Bartók: Divertimento
Martinů: Cello Concerto No. 1 in D
Sol Gabetta, cello
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra 'Dialogues'
Pierre-Laurent Aimard , piano
Tamara Stefanovich , piano
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher , conductor
Bruckner: Os justi
Tomasi: Annonciation, from 'Fanfares liturgiques'
Bruckner: Kyrie, from 'Mass No. 2 in E minor
Bruckner: Gloria, from 'Mass No. 2 in E minor
Tomasi: Evangile, from 'Fanfares liturgiques'
Bruckner: Credo, from Mass No. 2 in E minor
Tomasi: Apocalypse, from 'Fanfares liturgiques'
Bruckner: Sanctus, from 'Mass No. 2 in E minor
Bruckner: Benedictus, from 'Mass No. 2 in E minor
Bruckner: Agnus Dei, from 'Mass No. 2 in E minor
Tomasi: Procession nocturne, from 'Fanfares liturgiques'
Lucerne Academy Chorus
Instrumentalists of the Lucerne Conservatory
Ulrike Grosch , conductor