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Bruckner and Beethoven in Paris


Bruckner and Beethoven in Paris

Easter concert: Beethoven and Bruckner at Radio France

Easter concert: Beethoven and Bruckner at Radio France

By Henning Høholt, fotos Tomas Bagackas

PARIS/FRANCE: The Easter in Paris is a huge celebration, with people queing every where for religious and religious related events, as for example the Friday mass in front of the Sacre Coeur, at the top of Montmartre.  And also in the concert field. Where we had the great pleasure to visit the French National Radio House in Paris for enjoying listening to the French National Orchestra performing Anton Bruckner´s monumental Te Deum, followed by Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonie n° 9, all led by one of the great masters in this field Christoph Eschenbach.

With brilliant soloists and choire:

Genia Kühmeier soprano
Charlotte Hellekant mezzo-soprano
Nikolai Schukoff ténor
Mikhail Petrenko basse
Chœur de Radio France
Sofi Jeannin chef de choeur
Orchestre National de France
Christoph Eschenbach direction

Soloists: Genial Kühleier, Charlotte Hellkant, Nikolai Schukoff, Mikhail Petrenko and a part of the choir of Radio France.

Soloists: Genial Kühleier, Charlotte Hellkant, Nikolai Schukoff, Mikhail Petrenko and a part of the choir of Radio France.

 Bruckner Te Deum was an amazing start of the evening, and gave the choire and the soloists an extraordinary good possibility to get us to enjoy their voices, flexibility and beauty. 
Beethovens 9th Symphony is, as always a marking af Beethoven from one of his best sides, where we enjoyed the orchestras splendid building up to the grand climax in the fourth part culminating with the Ode to Joy.
It is clear for me that Orchestra National de France is one of the worlds best symphonic orchestras, an important detail, that i got well underlined also at this occasion in Paris. The choire is outstanding.

From left: Christoph Eschenbach, Luc Héry concertmaster and Sofi Jeannin, choire chief

From left: Christoph Eschenbach, Luc Héry concertmaster and Sofi Jeannin, choire chief

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