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Michel Portal | clarinet
Marc Coppey | cello
François Dumont | piano

Three generations come together for the incredibly famous Opus 114 by Brahms.

Michel Portal
Michel Portal © Lisa Roze
Marc Coppey, François Dumont
Marc Coppey © Elian Bachini, François Dumont © Joseph Berardi

Programme

Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano FP 184
Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano op. 19
Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello and piano op. 114

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Three composers, three musicians, three generations. Alongside the keyboard of François Dumont, who is in his thirties and will bring colour to Poulenc, Marc Coppey, in his fifties, whose recording of Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello and piano (Aeon) is still unchallenged this century, will blend the depth of his outstanding 1711 Matteo Goffriller cello with Michel Portal’s velvety and versatile clarinet. From the lofty height of his eighty-seven years, Portal could easily make us overlook the fact that the “elderly” Brahms was much younger than him when he wrote his Opus 114. Proof indeed that music is ageless, and musicians likewise.

Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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