BRUNO MANTOVANI

SYMPHONIE N°1, ABSTRACT

ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE MONTE-CARLO
MARC COPPEY, cello
PASCAL ROPHÉ, direction

Release to come

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of French conductor Pascal Rophé, performs two new works by Bruno Mantovani. In his orchestral compositions (numbering over twenty), the French composer had already explored numerous expressive possibilities before tackling the symphonic genre. With his Symphony no. 1 (of 2015) subtitled l’idée fixe – a reference to the idée fixe of Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony – he examines a time-honored compositional procedure (that of the return of a melody), thus revealing all its modernity. In Abstract (2017), he returns to writing for soloist, which he so enjoys, pitting the cello (Marc Coppey) against a full orchestra. This work, written for the ballet choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, in April 2018, elegantly explores the possibility of a tangible merging of dance, solo instruments and orchestra. From this dramaturgy comes music that gushes forth, endlessly changing and varied. “Although invisible and elusive,” writes the composer, “my music always comes from a perception of the world that generates emotion and, therefore, movement.”

75′

1. SYMPHONIE N°1, L’IDÉE FIXE, POUR ORCHESTRE 28’

ABSTRACT, POUR ORCHESTRE AVEC VIOLONCELLE PRINCIPAL 47’
2. 8’36’’
3. 7’21’’
4. 5’29’’
5. 8’40’’
6. 17’08’’