News from Philippe Hersant
A word from the composer about his new work for solo organ, the world premiere performed by Yves Castagnet on Wednesday, 8 January in the Radio France auditorium. "In 2016, I wrote a short piano piece for the Orleans International Piano Competition inspired by Christophe Moyreau's Cloches d’Orleans. This musician (now long-forgotten) was in charge of the organs of the Cathedral of Orleans during the middle of the 18th century and, following a popular Baroque tradition, wrote a work based on the notes that the cathedral bells were playing: a short and simple motif of 4 descending notes. "
The formidable talents that represent the Quatuor Modigliani will perform on 15 January the German premiere of Philippe Hersant’s sixth quartet, which they first premiered this summer. The French composer’s colourful and imaginative counterpoint will undoubtedly be a sensation within the hall’s setting, also crossed by expressive lines drawn by the architectural creators Herzog and De Meuron.