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    Orchestre de chambre de Paris

    Fabien Gabel | direction
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux | contralto

    Fabien Gabel and Marie-Nicole Lemieux present an evening bridging two centuries.

    Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux © Manuel Cohen
    Fabien Gabel
    Fabien Gabel © Stéphane Bourgeois

    Debussy Suite bergamasque  « Clair de lune »
    Massenet Expressions lyriques
    La Tombelle Orientale
    Debussy Danse sacrée et Danse profane
    Bonis Danse sacrée
    Dubois Fantasietta
    Massenet La Vierge
    Saint-Saëns Mélodies persanes

    Although the Universal Exhibition of 1900 meant that the eyes of the world were on Paris, it had been the beating heart of musical creativity for several decades already. The programme for this concert reveals the sources of inspiration for this sumptuous era. Composers refreshed their palettes by looking East without compromising their worldly elegance in works such as Mélodies persanes by Saint-Saëns (1870) and L’Orientale by La Tombelle (1888). The Ancient world inspired scores combining mysticism and pagan sensuality: La Vierge, a “sacred legend” by Massenet (1880), Danse sacrée by Mel Bonis (1898), and Danse sacrée and Danse profane by Debussy (1904). Verlaine’s Fêtes Galantes may have been the inspiration for Clair de Lune by Debussy (1905), a movement from the Suite bergamasque orchestrated by Caplet. In 1913, before World War I brought the curtain down on the Belle Époque, Dubois composed his Fantasietta with its quintessentially French mastery of colour.

    Coproduction Orchestre de chambre de Paris | Palazzetto Bru Zane
    Dans le cadre du 11e Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris