8th Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

Four Hands

Concert Chamber Music Auditorium du Musée du Louvre Palazzetto Bru Zane
Piano duets were more than merely a musical genre in the nineteenth century: they were an act of sociability, as well as a means of propaganda and teaching. They were also a profitable business for publishers. The practice gave rise to the most diverse forms of expression: arrangements of operas or symphonic pieces, children’s pieces, dance music, ambitious sonatas. From the scholarly scores of Boëly, Onslow and Gouvy to the suites of Fauré and Debussy, a whole century was devoted to this repertoire, in which orchestral transcriptions sometimes took on the appearance of virtuoso tours de force when it came to Saint-Saëns’s symphonic poems or Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole.

Programme

Camille SAINT-SAËNS
Le Rouet d’Omphale, op. 31
Phaéton
La Jeunesse d’Hercule, op. 50

Claude DEBUSSY
Six Épigraphes antiques
Maurice RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé (extrait)
Rapsodie espagnole, op. 54
Claude DEBUSSY / Maurice RAVEL
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Dates

Wed 23 June 2021
20.00
Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, Paris

Performers

Ismaël Margain and Guillaume Bellom piano four hands

Bru Zane
Classical Radio

ON AIR
George Onslow
Quintetto per strumenti a fiato pt.8