- 21 June 2020
- €12 /€27/ €38/ €49
- Hall 1 Pau Casals
- Other concerts
Due to the cancellation of all L'Auditori activity due to the COVID-19 crisis, the concerts commemorating the Centennial of the Pau Casals Orchestra are postponed. The Pau Casals Foundation will communicate the new dates as soon as possible.
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
WAGNER: Tannhäuser. Overture
Three decades ago, a group of musicians from London rethought the musical institution known as the orchestra and changed many of the unwritten rules applied in most of these musical ensembles. They thus decided to move away from having only one musical director, opening up their repertoire to encompass several centuries and delve deeper into pieces from different perspectives. Since then, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment drives change and strives to achieve excellence and diversity by means of an in-depth musical exploration, mesmerising both critics and the public.
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ZONE 1: €115.00
ZONE 2: €90.00
ZONE 3: €65.00
The orchestra will perform music by Wagner and Liszt to commemorate the Centenary of the Pau Casals Orchestra. The choice of pieces in the programme was the result of Casals’ love of Wagner’s work, particularly Tristan und Isolde, which was so great that he insisted on forming part of the orchestra for the first performance of the piece in Paris in 1899! The “Prelude” and the “Liebestod” were performed by the Pau Casals Orchestra on 24 occasions, 16 of them under his baton. Casals’ admiration for Liszt was almost as great, and he was aware that Wagner would not have achieved quite as much success without this composer.