Michel Portal clarinet
Michel Dalberto piano
Elena Galitskaya soprano
The clarinet is in the spotlight in the works of Brahms and Schubert, with maestro Michel Portal, pianist Michel Dalberto, and Russian soprano Elena Galitskaya.
Schubert Piano Sonata No. 9 D. 575
Brahms Sonata for clarinet and piano Op. 120 No 2
Schubert two lieder
«Du bist die Ruh» D. 776, «Ganymed» D. 544, Lieder for soprano and piano
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Lied for soprano, clarinet and piano D. 965
The genre known in German as Hausmusik (music for the home) was born in the 19th century in response to amateur musicians’ desire to make music with family and friends. Many composers penned pieces in this popular style, without compromising on quality. This led to the rise of “melodies” – accompanied songs – often featuring the clarinet. We know that both Brahms and Schubert were attached to this instrument and this concert will feature two of their most iconic works for the clarinet: the second of the two sonatas of opus 120 by Brahms and the famous Lied Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), in which it echoes the voice and suffuses the work with an aura of pastoral colour.
Under 9 : Free ticket to collect at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées