Beethoven, Gluck And Widmann By Renaud Capuçon And The Orchestre de Paris

A melodic mix of musical styles

Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie 1, Paris

This concert given on the 25th of February 2017 in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez of the Philharmonie de Paris has two classics works, a work quite unknown and an alternative piece. The Orchestra of Paris play a great mix of works which are sure to test your ears and challenge your listening comforts. First, we hear Concerto in D Major Op 61 by Ludwig Van Beethoven with Renaud Capuçon playing solo violin. This work is written in a typical Beethoven style, with dramatic solo parts and comprehensive orchestral accompaniment. Next we hear ‘The Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ by Christoph Willibald von Gluck. This is a work for solo piano which, although a stellar piece of keyboard composing, is unjustly not often heard in compilations of piano music. Next, Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 2 in C Major is played. this features a melody which is carried primarily by the flute. Finally, the alternative piece—Babylon-Suite by Jörg Widmann—is played. It is a textural piece which will challenge your belief about the noises an orchestra can make!