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    Dominique de Williencourt | cello
    Jean Ferrandis | flute
    Vasco Dantas, Christie Julien | piano
    Arthur H | narrator
    Kên Higelin | settings
    Orchestre Philharmonique Portugais
    Julien Benichou / Osvaldo Ferreira | direction 

    Dominique de Williencourt, master of a fine tribute to Camille Saint-Saëns.

    Camille Saint-Saëns
    Camille Saint-Saëns, 1880 - circa
    Orchestre Philharmonique Portugais
    Orchestre Philharmonique Portugais © Pedro Lobo
    Arthur H
    Arthur H © Yann Orhan
    Dominique de Williencourt
    Dominique de Williencourt © Arthur Obedia

    Centenary of the death of Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Le Carnaval des animaux 
    Romance op. 37, pour flûte et orchestre
    Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre op. 119
    Nuit à Lisbonne op. 63 - Jota Aragonese op.64
    Vitorino d’Almeida
    Nazaré, pour orchestre
    Révélation op. 37, pour flûte, violoncelle et orchestre (création française, avec le soutien de l’Académie des beaux-arts à Paris)

    The pianist, organist and composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was one of the greatest names in French music in the second half of the 19th century. He was the author of twelve operas, numerous oratorios and choral compositions, five piano concertos and two for cello, not to mention an important catalogue of chamber music and a few "unclassifiable" works such as the little jewel Le Carnaval des animaux. Tonight, Dominique de Williencourt and his friends give us a rich overview of the most emblematic pieces in his repertoire (Samson's Bacchanal, Cello Concerto, Le Carnaval des animaux, etc.). A friend of César Franck, Lalo, Fauré, celebrated during his lifetime in the four corners of the world (he was without doubt the composer who at that time made the greatest number of journeys and gave the greatest number of concerts abroad), he embodied a golden age of the French repertoire at the turn of the 20th century before the next generation, that of Ravel and Debussy, came in turn to write another major page in the history of music.

    PRODUCTION Europ & Art – La Musicale / Beauchamp LLC
    Concert donné au bénéfice de « Notes en couleurs » et « Rêves d’orchestre »
    Manifestation organisée dans le cadre de la Saison France-Portugal 2022

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