Musée d'Orsay: Heritage, tradition and influences

Heritage, tradition and influences


Heritage, tradition and influences, featured in several cycles, is the key theme in the second part of this season. The question of musical heritage, seen in the Charpentier cycle, and the interest in ancient music in the 19th century, are central to the concerts devoted to Beethoven. Beethoven’s monumental work influenced generations of artists. We focus on the impact he had on 19th century French composers. These concerts also allow us to examine tradition, and how Beethoven refined traditional forms into triumphs of artistic achievement: the string quartet, the symphony and the sonata. Finally, through the work of Czerny, his devoted disciple, and through Liszt, whose transcriptions of the symphonies have become key works in the piano repertoire, we look at his enduring influence.

In order to complete this extensive investigation, this cycle includes the work of other composers: Brahms, Mahler and Dvorák, as well as contemporaries like Dufourt, Aperghis, Korkoras and Gürsching.

3 October 2007 - 5 June 2008
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Festival d'Automne in Paris

François-Frédéric Guy, piano
Hugues Dufourt
An Schwager Kronos
Rastlose Liebe


Co-produced by the Musée d'Orsay and Festival d'Automne

Festival d'Automne 2007
Wed 3 October 2007 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Georges Pludermacher, piano
Ysaÿe Quartet
Laurent Cuniot
, leader
André Boucourechliev
Quartet no. 3
Archipel 2 et 4
Lit de neige


In collaboration with the Ircam-Centre Pompidou, and the association Les Amis d'André Boucourechliev

Ircam 2007
Fri 30 November 2007 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Concert not included in season ticket

Choir and soloists of Lyon - Bernard Tétu
Bernard Tétu
, conductor
Ingrid Perruche, soprano
Jacques Bona, baritone
Emmanuel Strosser, piano
Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter, piano
Johannes Brahms
Un Requiem allemand

Thu 7 February 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Artists-musicians from the Orchestre de Paris
Anton Dvořák
Serenade op. 44 in D minor for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 French horns, 1 cello and 1 double bass
String Quintet op. 77 in G major for 2 violins, alto, cello and double bass

Fri 15 February 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Nicolas Hodges, piano
Alternance Ensemble
Ircam digital music performance: Sébastien Roux, Olivier Pasquet
Georges Aperghis
Dans le mur for piano and electronic media
commissioned by Radio France, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay, world première
Brian Ferneyhough
Opus contra naturam
Panayiotis Kokoras
Morphallaxis for flute, percussion, cello and electronic media
commissioned by Ircam-Centre Pompidou, world première
Georges Aperghis
Trio for clarinet, piano and cello
Rasch for violin and viola or saxophone and viola


In collaboration with the Ircam-Centre Pompidou

Ircam 2007
Thu 27 March 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain
Teodoro Anzellotti
, accordion
Andreas Gürsching
L'Istesso tempo-con alcune licenze, for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
György Ligeti
Trio, for violin, French horn and piano
Wolfgang Rihm
Fetzen 1 to 8 for accordion and string quartet


Co-produced by Musée d'Orsay and Ensemble intercontemporain

Thu 10 April 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Special concert

Fabrice Dalis, tenor
François Le Roux, baritone
François-Frédéric Guy, piano
Gustav Mahler
Song of the earth

Thu 5 June 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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