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    Orchestre de chambre de Paris

    Antoine Tamestit  viola and direction 


    Antoine Tamestit
    Antoine Tamestit © Julien Mignot

    Bach Choral Vor Deinen Thron tret ich hiermit BWV 327
    Hindemith Trauermusik, suite for viola and string orchestra 
    Dowland Flow, my tears - f My Complaints Could Passions Move (arrangement for viola and orchestra, creation)
    Britten Lachrymae op. 48, reflections on a song of John Dowland
    Brahms Quintet No. 2 Op. 111 (arrangement for string orchestra)

    Since winning his first international prizes some fifteen years ago, Antoine Tamestit has mastered the greatest repertoire on offer to a viola player, from Harold in Italy to Bartók’s concerto, while also enjoying the experience of teaching, and performing chamber music as part of the Zimmerman Trio. In recent years, he has taken up the conductor’s baton. Taking us from Bach to Britten, via Brahms and Hindemith, with a new arrangement of a lament by Dowland (1597), he has developed a programme for viola and string orchestra which celebrates the sweetness of melancholy. Celebrating rather than fleeing melancholy might seem an unusual approach, but this delicate programme proves that sometimes there is nothing more soothing than to have our troubles shared and our sadness understood, and to let our tears flow.

    Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris