Christian Zacharias With the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra – Concert of December 7, 2010 – Radio France Musique –
Over to Lausanne by way of Paris this week for a concert by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, led by Christian Zacharias. It was recorded in Lausanne on December 7, 2010 and re-broadcast by Radio France Musique on April 13, 2011.
Pretty straight-forward concert, but nonetheless enjoyable, beginning with Prokofiev’s Symphony Number 1 “Classical”, followed by a performance of Aubade by Francis Poulenc with Marc Pantillon, piano. The concert concludes with excerpts from Bizet’s L’Arlésienne.
A few words about Christian Zacharias via his website:
“With a unique combination of integrity and individuality, brilliant linguistic expressiveness, deep musical understanding, and a sure artistic instinct, paired with his charismatic and engaging artistic personality, Christian Zacharias has established himself not only as a world-class pianist and conductor, but also as a musical thinker. Numerous acclaimed concerts with the world’s best orchestras and outstanding conductors as well as multiple honors and recordings characterize his international career.
Since 2020, Christian Zacharias holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Sinfonica Do Porto Casa da Musica, and since 2021/2002 of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Also, since 2021/2022 he is Associate Conductor of the Orchestre National d’Auvergne and was named Honorary Conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest with season 2020/2021.
In general, the Classical-Romantic repertoire builds an important musical focus, especially Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, as shown in return engagements with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Göteborgs Symfoniker, the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne as well as the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.
Recitals with Christian Zacharias are rarities these days and will lead him next season one last time to Paris, Madrid, Lyon or the Schubertiade among other cities and festivals.
Zacharias‘ longtime musical partners include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Konzerthausorchester and the Bamberger Symphoniker. He’s also developed a special love of opera and has directed productions of Mozart’s La Clemenza the Tito and The Marriage of Figaro, as well as Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène. The production of Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, which he conducted at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, was awarded the Prix de l’Europe Francophone 2014 by the Association Professionnelle de la Critique Théâtre, Musique et Danse in Paris”.
Enjoy the concert.
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