Les Siècles / Isabelle Faust / Jean-Frédéric Neuburger / François-Xavier Roth

Ligeti: Chamber Concerto & Piano Concerto / Mozart: Violin Concerto & »Haffner« Symphony

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Isabelle Faust
Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
François-Xavier Roth
François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski

Viennese classics – Modern classics

In this second musical encounter between Mozart in his adoptive Vienna and Ligeti in his adoptive Hamburg, François-Xavier Roth conducts his formidable orchestra Les Siècles. And, as in the first concert, Isabelle Faust takes centre stage. Jean-Frédéric Neuburger plays the furiously vibrant Piano Concerto by Ligeti, the Modernist master. And Faust performs Mozart’s divine Violin Concerto in G Major on her »Sleeping Beauty« Stradivari.

Alexander Melnikov will unfortunately not be able to play the concert on 27 September. In his place, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger will take over the solo part in György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto. The programme remains unchanged.

But before these two solo concertos, no less than 13 of the Les Siècles musicians demonstrate their soloistic abilities in Ligeti’s captivating Chamber Concerto, which the composer himself said involves »super-fast soloistic actions«.

A symphonic highlight then follows in Mozart’s »Haffner« Symphony, which is said to have been enthusiastically applauded by the Kaiser himself at the premiere in 1783.


Les Siècles

Isabelle Faust violin

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger piano

conductor François-Xavier Roth


György Ligeti
Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra


Claude Debussy
Pour les degrés chromatiques / aus: Douze Études, Band 2/7

– Interval –

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G major, KV 216


György Kurtág
Aus der Ferne III

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony in D major, KV 385 »Haffner«

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