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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner direction
Symphonie N° 2
Johannes Brahms: Symphonie N° 4
On May 10 and 11, Sir John Eliot Gardiner – artist in residence at the Philharmonie this season – leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Johannes Brahms’ four symphonies. The composer long avoided this genre, not least because he revered Beethoven’s oeuvre, but then contributed an immensely important body of symphonies within less than ten years, another kind of «tetralogy». In an appropriate «prelude», Christian Merlin offers a lecture in French on May 10 at 7:15 pm at the Salle de Musique de Chambre, reviewing more than 100 years of history of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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