Orchestre de chambre de Paris
David Reiland direction
Sandrine Piau soprano
Prima la parola… Dopo la musica… A very poetic programme served up by the sensitive Sandrine Piau
Sandrine Piau © Sandrine Expilly
David Reiland - DR
Ravel Three poems of Stéphane Mallarmé
Strauss Introduction of Capriccio (strings sextet)
Berg Seven Early songs (Reinbert de Leeuw version)
Mozart Symphony No. 29 K. 201
“I believe that Mallarmé is not just the greatest French poet, but the only poet, as he has brought poetry to the French language, even though it was not destined to be poetic,” said Ravel. He composed the Three Poems, which are so remarkably short and dense, on the eve of World War I. After the war, Alban Berg orchestrated seven of his youthful lieder. These works, which are so ethereal and sensual, are the swansong of Romanticism. Reinbert de Leeuw has created a version for chamber orchestra. After another World War, Strauss in his opera Capriccio recalls the life of a poet, composer, his mistress and servants. The primacy of words is revealed in this work full of nostalgia for the Vienna of Emperor Franz-Joseph. It is the Austrian composer’s operatic last will and testament and this can be felt in the version for sextet.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
A 19h, l’Entrée en musique et ses invités, par Stéphane Friederich - Entrée libre à partir de 18h45 sur présentation du billet du concert de 20h.