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Gimeno | Jean-Guihen Queyras

Jean Guihen Queyras wearing black clothes, standing, holding his instrument

Henri Dutilleux‘ Cello Concerto Tout un monde lointain was inspired by Les Fleurs du mal. For the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, however, the work is not a «distant world» at all – in fact, it is deeply familiar to him. Concertonet attested him powers of seduction «with the beauty and richness of his sound» and judged him more than equal to the «suggestive power» of the work. On April 20, Queyras will perform it together with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under Gustavo Gimeno’s baton. The programme is complemented by György Ligeti’s Concert Românesc, based on Romanian folk songs, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which was inspired by the Arabian Nights collection of fairy-tales. A magical atmosphere inside the concert hall is to be expected!

We’ve got something similar coming up soon at the Philharmonie: