Musée d'Orsay: In the world of Gustave Doré

In the world of Gustave Doré

Evening Concerts

Dame Felicity Lott© Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy
Gustave Doré was a great music lover. He played the violin and mixed with many musicians including Rossini.

A brilliant illustrator, his ambition was to put the world’s literary classics into images, from the Bible to Dante, Ariosto and Cervantes. Fairy tales, fables, poetry, novels, nothing escaped his craving for images, and just before he died he was planning to illustrate Hoffmann and Shakespeare.

It is this aspect of his work that the concerts will reflect. Just as 19th century musicians turned to literature for inspiration for a new musical discourse, lovers of fairy tales and of ancient and modern literature will find something here to enjoy.

It is also a genre which, produced in a small, fragmented and fragmentary form, results in a great work: the song cycle, just like the engravings which, page after page, recreate the world of a writer or a poet. Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler would illustrate a genre that was to blossom through Romanticism. The fact that composers chose the poetry of landscape echoes the place of nature in Doré’s engravings, a reminder that it is above all through landscape that music finds common ground with Romantic painting and literature.

13 February - 5 June 2014
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
, direction
John Sheppard
In manus tuas, n° 1
Libera nos I
In manus tuas, n° 3
In pace
Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria
William Mundy
Adolescentulus sum ego
Vox patris caelestis
Richard Davy
Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
O Domine caeli terraeque

Thu 13 February 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Concert exceptionnel

Soile Isokoski, soprano
Ilkka Paananen, piano
Robert Schumann
Frauenliebe und-leben, op. 42
Richard Strauss
Drei Lieder der Ophelia, op. 67, n° 1-3
Aulis Sallinen
Quatre chansons de rêve, extrait de Ratsumies (Le Cavalier), op. 30
Hugo Wolf
Das Italienisches Liederbuch, extraits 

Thu 20 March 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

La Compagnia del Madrigale
Orlando furioso
Madrigaux de Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, William Byrd, Roland de Lassus, Hoste da Reggio, Giaches de Wert, Benedetto Pallavicino, Cipriano de Rore, Vincenzo Ruffo, Philippe Verdelot, Alessandro Striggio

Thu 27 March 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Le Jeune Choeur de Paris
Astrid Marc
, piano
Henri Chalet, direction
Gioachino Rossini
Petite Messe solennelle

Thu 3 April 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, baryton
Luc Schiltz, récitant
Eric Schneider, piano
Johannes Brahms
Die schöne Magelone, op. 33

Thu 10 April 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Concert exceptionnel

Christiane Oelze, soprano
Markus Werba, baryton
Charles Spencer, piano
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn, pour voix et piano

Thu 15 May 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Concert exceptionnel

Dame Felicity Lott, soprano
Mireille Delunsch, soprano
Eric Huchet, ténor
Damien Pass, barytonAlain Carré, récitant
Maciej Pikulski, piano
Carte blanche à Felicity Lott
Fables de La Fontaine et autres histoires de bêtes
Œuvres de Lecocq, Offenbach, Gounod, Caplet, Ravel…

Thu 5 June 2014 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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