David Kadouch © Marco Borggreve
Tu 3. Oct 23
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Jérémie Rhorer &
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
past event
past event

Female pioneers

The 19th century was the century of the symphony as well as the virtuoso solo concerto. Both genres were considered specifically 'masculine' because of their enormous structures, complex architecture and impressive power of sound, and any woman who tried her hand at them had to endure the patronising criticism of her colleagues. As a result, the women themselves usually lacked the necessary confidence in their own artistic abilities: "It is not both the manner of writing that is lacking, but a certain principle of life," Fanny Hensel, for example, believed. "I lack the strength to hold on to thoughts properly, to give them the necessary consistency. That is why I succeed best with songs, which only require a pretty idea without much strength of execution [...]." The concert presented by Jérémie Rhorer and his celebrated original sound orchestra Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, together with David Kadouch, is dedicated to the pioneering women who nevertheless did not let themselves be dissuaded from trying out their compositional skills on large-scale forms. In addition to works by Louise Farrenc, Emilie Mayer and Marie Jaëll, the concert also features Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major, which he composed for Jaëll and assigned to her.


Marie Jaëll (1846–1925) 

Romance for violin and orchestra (1881)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D major, op. 17 (1858)

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Louise Farrenc (1804–1875)

Overture No. 1 in E minor, op. 23 (1834) 

Emilie Mayer (1812–1883)

Symphony No. 7 in F minor (1855-56)


Jonathan Stone | Violin

David Kadouch | Piano

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie

Jérémie Rhorer | Conductor