11th Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

Two pianos on the road

Chamber Music Salle Gaveau
© Riccardo Grassetti
Ismaël Margain and Guillaume Bellom take us on a musical journey rich in rare tones, thanks to the somewhat unusual combination of two grand pianos on the same stage.
Drawing on the repertoire of the Belle Époque – compositions by Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Bonis, Chaminade, Debussy, Chabrier and Ravel – they travel the world from east to west, starting in Japan, then, after crossing the Suez Canal, heading for the sunny roads of Spain. The rare experience of hearing pieces for two pianos is combined here with the pleasure of listening to French composers of the turn of the twentieth century taking inspiration from traditional melodies to express their modernity.

Dates

Fri 7 June 2024
20.30
Salle Gaveau, Paris

Performers

Guillaume Bellom and Ismaël Margain piano

Programme

Camille SAINT-SAËNS
1. La Princesse jaune op. 30 : Ouverture
(transcription de Gabriel Fauré)

Jules MASSENET
2. Le Roi de Lahore : Ballet
(transcription de Renaud de Vilbac)

Mel BONIS
3. Le Songe de Cléopâtre, op. 180/1

Camille SAINT-SAËNS
4. Caprice arabe op. 96

Cécile CHAMINADE
5. La Sévillane op. 19 : Ouverture
(transcription de la compositrice)

Claude DEBUSSY
6. Lindaraja

Emmanuel CHABRIER
7. España
(transcription du compositeur)

Maurice RAVEL
8. Rapsodie espagnole :
I. Prélude à la nuit – II. Malagueña
III. Habanera – IV. Feria
(transcription du compositeur)
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