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Tugan Sokhiev

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz’s Requiem: Grand Death Mass with Bryan Hymel (tenor)

Under the baton of its musical director, Tugan Sokhiev, and accompanied by tenor, Bryan Hymel, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse performs a majestic work: the Great Death Mass by Berlioz. Berlioz’s Requiem was commissioned by the Interior Minister of the period, Adrien de Gasparin, to whom the composer dedicated the piece. The work was presented in 1837 with more than 400 musicians and singers on stage, conducted by François-Antoine Habeneck. The great Hector Berlioz has long been one of the favorite composers of the Orchestre National du Capitole and it is an exceptional opportunity to hear his Requiem, a gigantic work of unprecedented...

Tugan Sokhiev conducts MacMillan, Webern and Prokofiev with Colin Currie

This concert by the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse puts percussion firmly to the fore with a program bringing together 20th century masterpieces and a French new commission. Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the orchestra performs the “Passacaille in D minor”, composed in 1908 by the Viennese Webern, followed by Prokofiev’s Symphony no 7 in C-sharp minor. The prodigious British percussionist, Colin Currie, deeply committed to the development of a new percussion repertoire, had already performed a work by MacmMillan with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in 2000. He now joins the orchestra for the Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra no...

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Janáček, Martinů and Rachmaninov with Antoine Tamestit

The Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under the baton of Tugan Sohkiev, performs works by Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů and Serguei Rachmaninoff in a journey around an Eastern Europe in full musical bloom. The concert opens with Janáček’s Sinfonietta, known as “the military” in homage to the Czech army, a work in five movements where the brass is especially prominent. Antoine Tamestit then joins the orchestra to perform Martinů’s “Rhapsody-Concerto” for viola with its reflection of bohemian themes. Winner of many awards, this French artist demonstrates his interest in the contemporary repertoire, in particular in this work, which leaves the...

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Dutilleux and Ravel with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano)

Each work by Maurice Ravel provides an opportunity to take the measure of his orchestral skill. The French composer is a magician of the orchestra who knows its sparkling secrets. Accompanied by Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, a performer intimately associated with the composer’s works, Tugan Sokhiev takes us down the paths of Ravel’s labyrinthan imagination with the added bonus of one of his finest heirs: Henri Dutilleux. At the age of sixteen, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger launched upon a major career as a performer, characterized by the wide variety of his repertoire, ranging from Bach to 21st century composers. Both composer and performer, he is one of the most...

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Kabalevsky, Khatchatourian and Stravinsky with Sergey Khachatryan (violin)

Who better than two performers who are themselves from the East (Tugan Sokhiev and violin prodigy Sergey Khachatryan) to pay homage to composers who, like the Russians, Igor Stravinksy and Dimitri Kabalevsky, or the Armenian, Aram Khatchatourian, were able to create bridges between popular tradition and the scholarly repertoire. Following a number of highly acclaimed concerts in Toulouse, Munich and Paris, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse invites the young violinist, Sergey Khcachatryan, back for one of the most popular works by the Armenian composer Khatchatourian: the solar violin concerto (which Sergey Khachatryan recorded on the Naïve...