Orchestre de Paris / Ludovic Morlot
Audrey Luna - Aude Extremo - Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Chœur de chambre Accentus - Chœur de la Radio Lettone - Boulez, Debussy, Ravel
To leave after this concert
- Taxi G7
- Orchestre de Paris
- Choeur de chambre Accentus
- Choeur de la Radio lettone
- Ludovic Morlot, conducting
- Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
- Audrey Luna, soprano
- Aude Extremo, mezzo-soprano
- Richard Wilberforce, choirmaster
- Sigvards Klava, choirmaster
Visage Nuptial, a major work from his early period, inspired by René Char and whose complexity owes to the scoring of the five parts, the changing orchestra size and the virtuosity of the vocal technique. Altogether different, Initiale is a fanfare for brass ensemble, with an energy that reaches hypnotic depths.
Precision, objectiveness in the poetic approach, a sharpened sense of colour: we know what Boulez, who analysed Jeux (Games), owes to Debussy, whose La Mer (The Sea), with its rippled sounds, innovative orchestral light and sprinkled, prismatic motifs, is a pure gem. Ravel’s artistic universe, represented by the war-inspired Concerto for the Left Hand, is equally representative of this ethic of form and clarity, where the modernist approach never relinquishes the sense of restraint and control.