Mirroring worlds

From East to West

Chamber Music
It was not until the turn of the twentieth century that folk idioms, borrowed from the French regions or imported from foreign lands, began to have a profound effect on French music. Ravel’s Piano Trio (1914), with its Basque rhythms, is a good example. And Suite orientale (1900) by Mel Bonis explores the modal colours and ornamentation characteristic of the East. Some dances and musical forms also found their way to France from abroad in the early days of Romanticism. These included Hungarian melodies, which Franz Liszt, amongst others, took to great heights, and Italian barcarolles, which became a must for pianists playing in the Parisian salons.


Thu 19 October 2023
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice


Manon Galy violin
Maxime Quennesson cello
Jorge González Buajasán piano


Works for violin, cello and piano by BONIS, SARASATE, GODARD and RAVEL

Mel Bonis
1. Suite orientale pour violon, violoncelle et piano op. 48 :
I. Prélude – II. Danse d’almées – III. Ronde de nuit
Pablo de Sarasate
2. Zigeunerweisen (Airs bohémiens) pour violon et piano op. 20 :
I. Moderato – II. Lento – III. Un poco più lento – IV. Allegro molto vivace
Benjamin Godard
3. Barcarolle pour piano n° 2 op. 80
4. Barcarolle pour piano n° 3 op. 105
Maurice Ravel
5. Trio en la mineur pour violon, violoncelle et piano :
I. Modéré – II. Pantoum. Assez vif – III. Passacaille. Très large – IV. Final. Animé