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The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the baton of conductor Marie Jacquot and with Jean Rondeau (harpsichord) and

Beleuchtete Philharmonie Berlin mit Potsdamer Platz am Abend
Beleuchtete Philharmonie Berlin mit Potsdamer Platz am Abend visitBerlin, Foto Wolfgang Scholvien
Thomas Ospital (organ) will perform works by Debussy, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns.

Marie Jacquot conducts this extraordinary concerto after her bravura DSO debut four years ago. At the center of this performance are two instruments that rarely take solo parts: Harpsichord and Organ.

The concert evening opens with Claude Debussy's 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune', which was written between the other two works in the concert.  It mediates stylistically between the late romanticism of Saint-Saëns and the neo-baroque of Poulenc. Francis Poulenc composed the 'Concert champêtre' for harpsichord and orchestra in the neo-baroque style in the late 1920s. Poulenc focuses on the contrast between the rather delicate keyboard instrument and the modern symphony orchestra.

Jean Rondeau, who is one of the most successful protagonists of the early music scene, takes on the solo part. In contrast, Manuel de Fallas, his harpsichord concerto written almost at the same time, stages chamber music. Camille Saint-Saëns' Third represents one of the most significant and at the same time most effective French contributions to the genre.

Works performed:

Claude Debussy
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Francis Poulenc
Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra
  • Jean Rondeau - harpsichord

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor op. 78 "Organ Symphony
  • Thomas Ospital - Organ

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Participating artists
Marie Jacquot
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Thomas Ospital
Jean Rondeau
Philharmonie Berlin