Nov 17 2023

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Schubert, Dutilleux, Schumann

Sometimes you are proud when you can count someone among your friends. Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is such a true friend. Our friendship began during the Cello Biennale and strengthened when he took office at one of our first concerts at Amare. Tonight it is time for a first acquaintance between the grand master and our chief conductor Anja Bihlmaier. Two great names of the same generation find each other in one of the most beautiful cello concertos: Henri Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto.

Thirty years ago, the French composer’s Cello Concerto was last heard in The Hague. An ethical, spherical musical painting that Jean-Guihen Queyras will bring to life with differentiation in timbre. The cellist received the Anner Bijlsma Award in 2022. The concert ends with Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, originally a loving birthday present for his beloved Clara, when life was still carefree. Anja Bihlmaier presides over a dazzling, dramatic masterpiece.

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