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Philippe Manoury, Saccades

It is natural that Philippe Manoury, the author of a body of exceptional lyrics, allows his dramatic writing to also guide the composition of this concerto.
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Eric Tanguy, Matka

The piece was composed in 2015 at the Saari Residence, maintained by the Kone Foundation in Finland, where I was invited to undertake a project in composition. The score was commissioned by the Jyväskylä Sinfonia and its conductor Ville Matvejeff in honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius.
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Pascal Dusapin, Forma fluens

The idea for this fifth quartet arose after a trip to Perm, in Russia. Whilst there I met the cellist Alexei Zhilin, a member of the David Oistrakh Quartet, and he suggested I write a piece for his group. The project was able to come about through the generosity of the Festival des Forêts, who commissioned me.
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Eric Montalbetti, Psalterium

"Psalterium" in Latin means both the psalter, or psalms collection, and is the name of a musical instrument, in French, the Psalterion, whose bow version can be considered as a distant ancestor of the cello. 

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Philippe Hersant, Quatuor No. 5

The idea for this fifth quartet arose after a trip to Perm, in Russia. Whilst there I met the cellist Alexei Zhilin, a member of the David Oistrakh Quartet, and he suggested I write a piece for his group. The project was able to come about through the generosity of the Festival des Forêts, who commissioned me.
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Philippe Hersant, Pygmalion

This work, created in response to a commission by the Paris Mozart Orchestra, is a melologue, like the dramatic scene of the same name by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The poem, which is “commented on” by the orchestra, is a ballad by Goethe that departs significantly from the myth narrated by Rousseau and, before him, Ovid.
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