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Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä

Gautier Capuçon - Debussy, Bloch, Stravinski
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h45 with 1 intermission

Program

Distribution

Claude Debussy
Jeux
Ernest Bloch
Schelomo - Rhapsodie hébraïque pour violoncelle et orchestre
Intermission
Igor Stravinski
L'Oiseau de feu
(ballet)
Orchestre de Paris
Klaus Mäkelä, conducting
Gautier Capuçon, cello

The temporal and spiritual journey promised by Gautier Capuçon’s bow in Schelomo is paired with two emblematic scores: the much-loved marvel and ‘barbarian’ dance of The Firebird, and the delicate formality and radical modernity of Jeux

Debussy’s final orchestral work Jeux was conceived as a ‘danced poem’, evoking the dalliance of young people in a garden at night. Through its boldness, fragmentation, and use of micro-motifs, this subtle and exacting piece, praised by Pierre Boulez in his famous analysis, has become a paragon of musical modernity.

With another ballet score, The Firebird, after Fokine’s libretto based on a popular folk tale, Stravinsky draws us into Ivan Tsarevich’s pursuit of the wondrous bird, in a savage and dreamlike musical tapestry of wild rounds, shimmering textures, and superb cantilenas.

In its incantatory, falsely improvised style, Ernst Bloch’s Schelomo, imbued with oriental inflections, lyricism and sometimes archaic accents, deploys the voice-like quality of the cello to conjure the mythical King Solomon.

 

Karina-Canellakis

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
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221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

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