The Chamber Orchestra of Europe presents Brahms symphonies from Baden-Baden with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Deutsche Grammophon

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) has been performing at the Baden-Baden Festival every summer for over a decade. The orchestra’s close collaboration with Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already led to the recording of Beethoven’s symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon in 2021. In the last two years, they have concentrated on Brahms’ four symphonies, which will be available digitally (3 volumes) from 12 July 2024.

The La Capitale d’Été festival is a reminder of Baden-Baden’s glorious past as the cultural summer capital of Europe. Brahms spent many summers in the neighbourhood, inspired by the surroundings, which gives his symphonies a special connection to this place.

With its profile as a European orchestra, the COE brings this historical connection and emotional depth to the new recording of the Brahms symphonies. In addition, the close and productive relationship between the COE and Yannick Nézet-Séguin and their joint projects is reflected in the recording. The orchestra’s extensive discography with Deutsche Grammophon includes further recordings, including symphonies by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Beethoven as well as several Mozart operas.

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe will also be performing at this year’s La Capitale d’Été 2024 festival from 13 to 21 July at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: Highlights include the summer gala on 16 July, a Mahler concert with Joyce DiDonato on 20 July and the closing concert on 21 July with Beethoven’s piano concertos and Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’.

> To the album COE ‘Brahms The Symphonies’ (release date: 12 July 2024, label: Deutsche Grammophon)