MAURICE RAVEL — Pavane for a Dead Princess
MAX BRUCH — Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK — Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95
The nomination of Klaus Mäkelä, the charismatic 24-year-old Finnish prodigy, as the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris was greeted with much enthusiasm. What a joy it is to hear them perform some eminently popular pieces together! The works take us on a journey from Debussy’s sophisticated Spain to Dvořák’s heroic America. And in between the two, Janine Jansen’s radiant talent illuminates Bruch’s celebrated Violin Concerto No. 1.