concert

Rêves d’Orient

Works by D’INDY, RAVEL, ROUSSEL, DEBUSSY, KOECHLIN, SCHMITT

Dates
9 June 2018 – 8:30 pm
Philharmonie de Paris
Tickets 10 to 50 € Book
10 June 2018 – 4:30 pm
Philharmonie de Paris
Tickets 10 to 50 € Book

Co-production Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonie de Paris
Supported by Palazzetto Bru Zane

In the framework of the Rêves d’Orient weekend

The concert will be broadcast on 2 August at 4 p.m. by France Musique
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The nineteenth century, a period of voyages, of attraction for the exotic but also of colonial ambitions, approached artistic alterity in scientific fashion. Hence composers too discovered the Orient and Africa with an almost ethnological method. From Saint-Saëns to Debussy, from Roussel to Florent Schmitt, the western imagination found nourishment not only in myths and legends imported from foreign climes, but also in musical motifs collected in the field and incorporated in the harmonic language of art music. The Romantic exoticism of Félicien David or Massenet gave way to an Orient shimmering with previously unknown colours that became the driving force for a formidable surge of musical modernity. The transition from one century to the next succeeded in drawing on all these experiences to offer a catalogue of works typical of the French art envied by the rest of the world.

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
Fabien Gabel conductor
Measha Brueggergosman soprano

Vincent d’INDY
Istar, symphonic variations
Maurice RAVEL
Shéhérazade, three poems for voice and orchestra
Albert ROUSSEL
Padmâvatî, suite No. 2
Claude DEBUSSY / Charles KOECHLIN
Khamma, ballet music
Florent SCHMITT
Antoine et Cléopâtre, suite No. 2