Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
31 March 2019| €26 - €35
This is a feat by violonist Renaud Capuçon, will combine Bartók’s two concertos for violin after having performed, the previous evening (as part of Printemps des Arts), two of the most demanding of Beethoven’s string quartets! Concerto no1 (1908) was never created during Bartók’s lifetime. Intimate and dark, it is like an inner rhapsody, while Concerto no2 (1937) features varied themes and shines with virtuosity. Between the two, the orchestra alone performs the role of soloist in the Concerto for Orchestra, in which each player takes turn to express themselves. Conductor Peter Eötvös is also a composer: he knows better than anyone else how to give life to the splendid orchestration of the Hungarian master.