Scène pour un roi fou

Ensemble intercontemporain

Georg NiglGeorg Nigl © B. Uhlig
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Friday, 27 May 2016 — 8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Michael Jarrell
    Adtende, ubi albescit veritas, pour baryton et orchestre
  • Wolfgang Rihm
    Die Stücke des Sängers, pour harpe et ensemble
  • David Hudry
    The forgotten City, pour ensemble Commande de l'Ensemble intercontemporain Création mondiale
  • Peter Maxwell Davies
    Eight Songs for a Mad King, pour baryton et ensemble Textes de Rodolph Stow et Georges III


  • Ensemble intercontemporain
  • Gregor A. Mayrhofer
  • Georg Nigl
  • Frédérique Cambreling
  • Laurent Schneegans
  • Leslie Menahem

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Having gone mad at the end of his life, King George III of England, it is said, tried to teach his birds the melodies played by his mechanical organ. Peter Maxwell Davies has created eight songs based on this royal madness.
Coproduction Ensemble intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris