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8 Mar 2022



Cité de la Musique - Philharmonie de Paris, Salle des concerts

Dvořák, "Vanda" overture, op. 25
Dvořák, Violin concerto op. 53 - soloist David Grimal
Brahms, Symphony no. 3

Les Dissonances, orchestra (60 musicians)
David Grimal, violin & artistic direction

About the program
After the complete Brahms symphonies given between 2013 and 2015, Les Dissonances and David Grimal return to the composer for the Third Symphony, composed in the summer of 1883. Opposite is Dvořák's Violin Concerto.

Behind Dvořák's Violin Concerto is the same instrumentalist as behind Brahms's, Joseph Joachim - it was via the Viennese composer that Dvořák had made the acquaintance of the virtuoso. It seems, however, that the work did not please the soloist, who was the dedicatee but never played it. Today, on the contrary, it enjoys great popularity among instrumentalists, conductors and music lovers. Premiered in the same year, 1883, Brahms' Third Symphony, with its Nordic flamboyance and ballad-like atmosphere, was an immediate and enormous success. It ends with an urgent finale that nonetheless closes with a gentle touch.


Brahms Symphonie 3 - Les Dissonances
Brahms Symphonie 3 - Les Dissonances