Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Lars Vogt | direction
Ian Bostridge | tenor
An impressionist concert delivered with mastery by the English tenor Ian Bostridge.
Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn, excerpts
Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande, suite
Britten French Folk Songs
An exceptional voice... but also a thought: the author of a well-received essay on the Winter Journey, the British tenor Ian Bostridge adds to his vocal prowess the depth of a sharp reflection on the text. He is back here with a delicately melancholy concert programme that draws on the roots of popular legends, with excerpts from Mahler's Knaben Wunderhorn, the French inspirations of the Englishman Britten, and Fauré's – somewhat English – Mélisande. Strauss's Metamorphoses, an instrumental fireworks display, will complete this impressionistic picture. A work composed at the end of the Second World War by an octogenarian Strauss, overwhelmed by the bombing of the Munich opera house, in which all the flashes of a still incandescent grief are unleashed. An evening conceived as a journey... or as a dream.
PRODUCTION Orchestre de chambre de Paris