Concert Recording: Nielsen's Overture to «Masquerade»
Even instruments can dress up when Paavo Järvi is at the podium.
Two rich fathers want to marry off their offspring who, purely by chance, have already met and fallen in love at a masquerade ball but have not recognised each other: This is what the equally charming and turbulent opera "Maskerade" by the Dane Carl Nielsen is about. In the overture, the instruments also experience a masquerade ball: the instruments whirl around in confusion, disguise themselves with completely different tonalities, get involved again and again with other allies. And sometimes the sounds slip as if they were tipsy ... In short: the piece is a pleasure – both for the orchestra under Paavo Järvi and for the audience.
Paavo Järvi Music Director
Carl Nielsen Overture to "Masquerade
Recording from 21 and 22 September 2022 at the Tonhalle Zurich
Recording supported by the Elisabeth Weber Foundation
Concert supported by Mercedes-Benz Automobil AG