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Meïmoun - Tsimtsoum in Aix

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 30 June 2016

François Meïmoun is an unclassifiable character: musicologist, arranger and, of course, composer. As his current movements show, the latter component is playing an increasingly large role on his journey. Chamber music has an important place, alongside a quartet with piano and a string quintet; his committed approach to the string quartet genre can be read within. Meïmoun’s aesthetic offers a subtle combination of timbral sophistication and formal intelligence, which are components that can also be found in his Viola Concerto. We are also looking forward to hearing his piece for piano four hands – an instrument Meïmoun is very familiar with as he plays himself.

Hersant - Tristia in Perm

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 20 June 2016

A promising meeting in Perm. On one side, Philippe Hersant, whose language is free of any label in order to emphasize a humanistic approach; on the other side, Teodor Currentzis, one of the most singular conductors of these days, who is bringing about a revolution as much with Rameau as with Tchaïkovski. Both artists meet with "Tristia": Philippe Hersant based his work on texts by French and Russian inmates. A heart touching diving, where choral writing play on a wide range of influences.

Maresz - Répliques, a harp concerto

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 26 May 2016

After his orchestration of the « Sonate » by Ravel, warmly welcomed in Lyon, Yan Maresz is ready for a new revolution with the harp playing. In his concerto, Répliques, he worked on the amplification and the electronics added to this instrument. A game on the double, also served by the orchestra. The harp as you never heard it!


Philippe Manoury, "Ring" from the Köln Trilogy

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 April 2016

Articulated around In situ, first performed in 2013 at the Donaueschinger Musiktage by the Ensemble Modern and the SWR Sinfonieorchester conducted by François-Xavier Roth, the Köln Trilogy will begin with Ring, a 36 minute-long piece, and end with X, a composition for a large orchestra joined by a choir and a few singers and actors, as well as electronic music performed in real time. The three pieces of this cycle will first be performed respectively in 2016, 2017, and 2018 by the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln led by its own conductor, François-Xavier Roth, in Cologne’s Symphony Hall.

Pascal Dusapin, "Outscape" a cello concerto

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 April 2016

Cristian Măcelaru is joined by internationally acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein for a specially commissioned concerto by Pascal Dusapin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 26, 2016.

"The piece has a very interesting combination of yearning lyricism and urgent drive. One could almost describe it as neo-romantic in that it is emotionally very open, and yet its orchestration and language is absolutely of today. There is an almost constant, very intricate rhythmic interplay between the orchestra and soloist that gives the piece a nervous energy, and it makes for some incredibly compelling writing." Alisa Weilerstein.

Yan Maresz orchestrates Maurice Ravel

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 29 March 2016 Yan Maresz has taken a delightful gamble by orchestrating Violin Sonata by Maurice Ravel. It was a challenge because it is an intimate score written for chamber musicians. Maresz, lover of Ravel’s music, has selected a chamber orchestra in line with works such as Pavane pour une infante défunte or Tombeau de Couperin

Awards

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 01 March 2016

Durand Salabert Eschig Editions are proud to see 5 of their composers rewarded with prestigious awards at the beginning of 2016.

Michel Tabachnik - Benjamin derniere nuit in Lyon

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 29 February 2016

This is the result of the encounter between the composer and conductor, Michel Tabachnik, and the writer Régis Debray.  With the collaboration of the Opéra national de Lyon and its director Serge Dorny, this duo has delivered an opera entitled Benjamin, plunging us into the life of Walter Benjamin through dreams and reality. This opera echoes the philosopher’s artistic and cultural influences with great aesthetic diversity. The staging was entrusted to John Fulljames and the musical direction to contemporary music specialist Bernhard Kontarsky.

Dong-Myung Kim

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 28 February 2016

The winning piece of the 2016 Competition for young Korean composers, organized by 2e2m in partnership with Editions Durand Salabert Eschig and the Institut français as well as Ensemble TIMF, is  "Flower blossom with waving" by Dong-Myung Kim. The work will be published by Editions Durand and premiered in Paris on March 10th at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris and performed again in Tongyeong on April 1st 2016.