DREAMSRivet, Debussy, Schönberg
Duration: approx. 60/75 minutes + interval
Visions of Dreams, Poems of Space, with Emmanuel Pahud
Music of the last century and this, inspired by poems, express the colourful world of dreams and the infinite. With conductor Nicolas Chalvin, Emmanuel Pahud and the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie conjure up the magic of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, inspired by Mallarmé’s famous poem. It is followed by the world première of a work by composer and guitarist Christian Rivet, dedicated to his partner in music, Emmanuel Pahud. Japan and the uncomplicated beauty – silence, minimality, breath – of Japanese art and its haikus, have influenced him strongly.
Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), a masterpiece of late Romanticism, inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem of the same name, was composed when he was twenty-five years old. His extraordinary mastery in the expression of emotions, and his fine evocation of the passing of the night soon made this work famous, despite the scandal of the 1902 première. It was originally written as a sextet; Schoenberg later arranged it for string orchestra.
The theme of the concert presented at MC2 in Grenoble will be “Eros and Thanatos”. The concert will end with Rudolf Barshai’s arrangement for string orchestra of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 3, composed in 1946, shortly after the completion of his Ninth Symphony. This masterpiece of Beethovenian influence is full of the emotion and energy that the composer aimed to express in his chamber music after the war, rather than triumphant celebrations of victory.
Nicolas Chalvin, conductor
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
Quelque part dans l’inachevé, new work (2017)
Commissioned by the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, MC2 Grenoble and the Espace Malraux-Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1891/1894),
arr. Yoel Gamzou, based on a poem by Mallarmé
Verklärte Nacht (Tranfigures Night) (1899)
Work performed only in Chambéry and Lyon
Chamber Symphony, op. 73a, Rudolf Barsaï version (1946)
Work performed only in Grenoble
Concert recorded by France Musique to Grenoble
* As a supplement to the “Dreams” programme presented in Chambéry, you will find Emmanuel Pahud in duo with Christian Rivet at 5 pm at the Théâtre Charles Dullin.