8° Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

Arpa romantica

Concerto Musica da camera Auditorium du Musée du Louvre
In early nineteenth-century France, the harp was a very modern instrument, replacing the “baroque” harpsichord and competing with the pianoforte in a quest for “classical” expression. Three areas of activity soon gave rise to a huge repertoire dedicated to the instrument. The development of salons explains the rapid dissemination of collections of pieces and romances of varying degrees of difficulty intended for enlightened amateurs. The concert hall was the venue where international virtuosos showcased the highest technical skill imaginable at the time in concertante works with orchestra. Finally, the harp began to stand out in the theatres: at the Opéra, it was used in divertissements to accompany ballets; at the Opéra-Comique, it appeared directly on stage as a decorative element, or was placed in the hands of a heroine who pretended to accompany herself. Between its different roles, the harp crystallised the appeal of a musical style that was still searching for its own identity and would soon find it: early romanticism was not far off.

Programmazione

Théodore DUBOIS
Terzettino pour flûte, alto et harpe
Adolphe ADAM
Giselle : Pas de deux du 2e acte pour alto et harpe
Gabriel FAURÉ
Élégie pour alto et harpe
Impromptu pour harpe seule
Fantaisie pour flûte et harpe

Jean CRAS
Suite en duo pour flûte et harpe
Claude DEBUSSY
Syrinx pour flûte seule
Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpe

Jacques OFFENBACH
Barcarolle des Contes d’Hoffmann pour flûte, alto et harpe

Date

mer 16 giugno 2021
19.00
Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, Parigi

Interpreti

Frédéric Chatoux flauto
Marc Desmons viola
Emmanuel Ceysson arpa
Bru Zane Mediabase
Risorse digitali sulla musica romantica francese
L'arpa romantica