Brahms, Nielsen, Rachmaninoff

Brahms-Nielsen-Rachmaninoff

At the ripe old age of 24, Rachmaninoff was impatient to compose his Symphony No. 1, a rich and eloquent work, some of whose themes are derived from the Gregorian chant Dies irae, the hymn of the dead. Artistic partner Nicolas Ellis breathes life into this quintessentially Russian work of contrast and confrontation. The charm of a sweet melody is irresistible, especially when played on the violin by Yukari Cousineau. And that is exactly what Nielsen’s Violin Concerto offers: simplicity, contentedness and heady tunes. Opening the concert, Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn presents the delicate colours of the composer’s orchestral palette.

Nicolas Ellis

Yukari Cousineau

8

May
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

5

May
7:30pm

Location

Saint-Laurent

6

May
7:30pm

Location

Verdun 

7

May
7:30pm

Location

Pierrefonds–Roxboro

9

May
7:30pm

Location

Saint-Léonard 

 
conductor and artistic partner

Nicolas Ellis

violin

Yukari Cousineau

Works

BRAHMS

Variations on a Theme by Haydn

NIELSEN

Violin Concerto

RACHMANINOFF

Symphony No. 1