Since he took over the artistic leadership of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lorenzo Viotti has left several personal touches on each musical season’s programming. In these last concerts as Principal Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra he combines the symbolism of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune with the shadow of Beethoven in Brahms’ First Symphony, and partially resumes the programme of his first performance, in January 2017, recalling the ethereal beauty of Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, now with the collaboration of the French tenor Benjamin Bernheim.
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1899)
Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19
– La Fleur des eaux
– La Mort de l’amour
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio – Più allegro
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