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"Sol" by Soler

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 22 February 2017

Blai Soler's new piece entitled "Sol" will have its world premiere at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, commissionner of the work, on 2 March 2017 by Orchestre national Bordeaux Aquitaine conducted by Paul Daniel.

Our catalan composer answered to François Dru's questions. Read more.

All about Manuel de Falla

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 14 February 2017 Breaking away from folkloric conformism – like Bartók or Enesco in their respective countries – Manuel de Falla followed a modern path to give all Spanish music, in all of its different cultural regional components, a universal dimension. By rising up to the most demanding level of artistic creation, this heritage, which in our era makes up part of the much-appreciated “world music” scene, appeared as a true precursor at the beginning of the 20th century.


Hersant - La Lumière et l'ombre

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 05 January 2017

Philippe Hersant - La Lumière et l'ombre

At the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Lionel Sow, its Musical Director, asked Philippe Hersant for the composition of a new piece close to the form of the Te Deum by Berlioz, work that will be associated next 21 January, to the Philharmonie de Paris, to the world premiere of La Lumière et l'Ombre by the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Attahir - Et nous tournions...

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 05 January 2017

Et nous tournions autour de ces fontaines hallucinées by Benjamin Attahir

Benjamin Attahir's new composition, Et nous tournions autour de ces fontaines hallucinées inspired by the Fontaine Stravinsky closed to Ircam in Paris, is to have its world premiere on 10 January 2017 at the Köln Philharmonie by Ensemble InterContemporain conducted by Gregor A. Mayrhofer.

All about Alexandre Tansman

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 14 November 2016

“Marvellous, wonderful, splendid: you are a genius!” George Gershwin declared to Tansman one evening in 1927 after the triumphant premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2 in Boston. The piece, which was dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, was reprised by pianist Robert Schmitz at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with great success the following summer, with an audience of almost 20,000 people. In the absence of the composer, the cheers were aimed at the dedicatee who was obliged to go up on stage.


"Exordium" - Oscar Bianchi

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016

EXORDIUM - PART ONE OF A LARGE ORCHESTRAL CYCLE

After a fertile collaboration with the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Oscar Bianchi embraces the challenges of orchestra again, this time deliberately as a space of meanings, meanings which develop only through crossings and thresholds. To tackle such extensive topic, Oscar Bianchi is working on a large orchestral cycle, which will be based on the Art of Rhetorics. As the overture of this cycle Exordium will receive its world premiere on November the 24th at LAC with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under the direction of Markus Poschner.

"Aube" (Dawn) on tour in Israel

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016

AUBE (DAWN) BY JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC NEUBURGER ON TOUR IN ISRAEL

Almost one year after its world premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger’s orchestral piece Aube  (Dawn) will be touring in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Haifa for 5 performances with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alexander Briger from the 9th up to the 17th of November.

Dusapin at the Teatro Colon

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016

PASCAL DUSAPIN AT THE TEATRO COLON, BUENOS AIRES

UN CIELO Y EL OTRO: Choreographic play by Diana Theocharidis, based on the original music by Pascal Dusapin. A choreographic project revolving around his studies for piano, some violoncello pieces, and a Pascal Dusapin premiere of Slackline

CONCERT: Celo by Pascal Dusapin - Concerto pour 2 pianos by Francis Poulenc - La Valse by Maurice Ravel

Posadas from Musica to Berlin

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 August 2016

« Patience, precision, decision. These three human virtues define Alberto Posadas, and it is thanks to them that he conquered, without haste but also without a pause, his position on the European music scene. » José L. Besada

In September many of his pieces will be premiered at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Alberto Posadas will also be at the Académie de composition of the festival, just before being invited professor in residence at the Berlin Wisseschaftkolleg.

Aperghis - Wild Romance

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 30 June 2016

In this piece the instrumental ensemble plays a revelatory role; it echoes the memory of a voice. It thus uncovers fragments of a buried memory: a memory that is painful, without a doubt, if we are to believe the heightened tension it causes between the singer and the ensemble. There is no obvious story, only scraps of lost memories: we imagine that something very violent happened in the past, something that everyone was eager to forget. Throughout the piece we witness the gradual appearance of acoustic images that aim to reconstruct the puzzle of memory, and that gradually disappear again into silence.

Georges Aperghis