Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
François-Frédéric Guy piano
The first concert of the complete Beethoven piano concertos with the inventive François-Frédéric Guy.
François Frédéric Guy © Caroline Doutre
Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Bartók Music for strings, percussion and celesta
Beethoven Concerto for piano No. 5 « The Emperor »
Angriff! Sieg! (Attack! Victory!) This is written on the score of Beethoven’s last piano concerto. In May 1809, Vienna had just been bombarded by Napoleon’s cannons. François-Frédéric Guy, a great performer of this work, launches the complete concertos with this vast musical fresco. Another rebellion, which is more muted but equally violent, is conducted by Douglas Boyd in the shape of the Music for strings, percussion and celesta by Bela Bartók. This score, which is unique in the history of the twentieth century, does not belong to any specific aesthetic. In 1936, the Hungarian composer already had an intimation of the cataclysm which would engulf Europe.
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.