Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble brings two concerts of Schubert symphonies.
Regarded as one of the world’s great period-instrument orchestras, and acclaimed for its pristine playing and the emotional depth of its performances, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble brings two concerts of Schubert symphonies – some little-known, others rightly celebrated – to the Festival under its founder, French conductor Marc Minkowski.
Schubert wrote his lively First Symphony at the remarkable age of 16, and his intimate Fifth Symphony, imbued with elegance and poise, sparkles with the influence of Mozart.
To end the concert, Minkowski directs what is probably Schubert’s most famous orchestral work, the ‘Unfinished’ Symphony. Although the composer completed only two of its four movements, it is one of his most beautiful creations, combining searing emotion with gloriously lyrical melodies.
‘one of the most breathtakingly beautiful concerts to be heard in this country for some time’
Marc Minkowski Conductor
Symphony No 1
Symphony No 5
Symphony No 7 'Unfinished'