SATURDAY APRIL 3

3pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III CONCERT HALL


CONCERT – SECOND VIENNESE SCHOOL AND CREATION

A remarkable combination of three concertos! This triptych illustrates the way composers can take inspiration from the old to continually create the new. In his Kammerkonzert (1925), Alban Berg uses the ancient concerto grosso genre to attempt to promote dissonance as an expressive element. Arnold Schoenberg, for his part, affirms his admiration for Brahms, in his transcription for orchestra of that composer’s Piano Quartet! French composer Gérard Pesson (b. 1958) here unveils a new concerto: Chante en morse durable (2020). In this work, here given its first performance, he plunges into the sound world of the accordion, using the orchestra as a huge echo chamber for these extraordinary sounds.

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Photo / François-Xavier Roth ©Holger Talinski

Gérard Pesson
Chante en morse durable, pour accordéon et orchestre (world premiere – a Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo commission)
Alban Berg
Kammerkonzert pour piano, violon et treize instruments à vent
Johannes Brahms / Arnold Schönberg
Klavierquartett g-Moll für Orchester, op. 25

Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Vincent Lhermet, accordion
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth, direction