Musée d'Orsay: A look at Switzerland: music

A look at Switzerland: music


Ferdinand Hodler
 La pointe d'Andey, vallée de l'Arve (Haute Savoie) [Andey Peak, Arve Valle in Haute Savoie]
 Oil on canvas
 H. 67.5; W. 90.5 cm
 Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Ferdinand HodlerAndey Peak, Arve Valle in Haute-Savoie© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Gérard Blot
Arthur Honegger and Frank Martin are among the rare 19th and 20th century Swiss composers known by the general public today. This limited view tends to ignore the creative force of a whole generation of musicians whose reputations did not travel abroad. Among these one can cite Othmar Schoeck, who created an original bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries, or Willy Burkhard, a pupil of Max d'Ollone, who had strong links with France. Their work was followed by a new generation of composers whose importance for the 21st century is undeniable.

This cycle has been organised with the help of the Swiss Embassy, the ProHelvetia Foundation and the Suisa Foundation

29 November 2007 - 24 January 2008
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Sine Nomine Quartet
Claire Désert
, piano
Arthur Honneger
Quartet no. 3 in E major
Ernest Bloch
Quintet for strings and piano no. 1
Jean Balissat
L'Or perdu for narrator and string quartet

Thu 29 November 2007 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Festival d'Automne in Paris

Cairn Ensemble
Jérôme Combier
, leader
Marie-Adeline Henry, soprano
Monograph Xavier Dayer
To the sea (tribute to Cy Twombly) for alto flute
Promenade by Ricardo Reis, for solo guitar
Sonnet XXIV for soprano, alto flute and guitar
D'un amour lancé, for viola and violin
Chants de la première veilleuse for soprano and alto saxophone
Shall I revisit these same differing fields, trio for violin, cello and piano
Mais je me suis enfuis, for flute, oboe (cor anglais), violin, viola and cello


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

Festival d'Automne 2007
Wed 5 December 2007 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Special Concert

Orchestre de Paris
François-Xavier Roth
, conductor
Laurent Naouri, baritone
Maciej Pikulski, piano
Johannes Brahms
Four Serious Songs op. 121
Othmar Schoeck
Elegy op. 36

Sat 19 January 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Ensemble intercontemporain
Susanna Mälkki
, leader
Michaël Jarrell
Modifications, for piano and ensemble
Hanspeter Kyburz
Networks, for instrumental sextet
Dieter Ammann
The Freedom of Speech, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion
Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini
Scongiuro, for ensemble
Heinz Holliger
Quintet for piano and 4 wind instruments


Co-production Musée d'Orsay and Ensemble intercontemporain

Thu 24 January 2008 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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