Éric Montalbetti - "Memento Emmanuaile"
New work for solo flute by Éric Montalbetti
composed for Emmanuel Pahud
and in homage to the sculptor Antoine Poncet. The score will soon be available for sale.
A few words from the composer about his work:
Invited by Emmanuel Pahud to compose a new work for solo flute based on my concerto Memento vivere which he premiered with the OSR and Jonathan Nott in Geneva, Lugano and Paris in spring 2019, I composed Memento Emmanuaile in tribute to the sculptor Antoine Poncet, whose work Ailiotrope had accompanied me with his beneficent presence in the composition of the concerto.
I would even say that this sculpture in a way helped me find the shape of my room, in the same desire for elevation.
With this new opus, I am particularly touched to be able to deepen my collaboration with Emmanuel Pahud and that he chose to program it, despite all the difficulties of a season upset by the coronavirus pandemic, both in Vienna and in Berlin.
Éric Montalbetti - Memento Emmanuaile
for solo flute
World premiere: 19 October 2020 - Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria)
German premiere: 10 March 2021 - Boulez Saal - Berlin
Italian premiere: 23 July 2021 - Teatro Verdi - Florence (Festival Incontri in Terra di Siena)
French premiere: 3 August 2021 - Eglise Saint-Michel - Festival de Salon de Provence Musique à l’Emperi
Emmanuel Pahud, flute