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Wigmore Hall: Ensemble intercontemporain

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, Martin Handley introduces contemporary music specialists Ensemble intercontemporain. With Debussy, Maderna, Messiaen, Schoeller, Berio and Ravel.

Martin Handley presents a concert given by contemporary music specialists Ensemble intercontemporain, live from Wigmore Hall

Debussy: Première rapsodie, for clarinet and piano
Bruno Maderna: Viola
Messiaen: Le merle noir, for flute and piano
Philippe Schoeller: Madrigal, for piano quintet

Interval

Berio: Sequenza I, for solo flute
Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major
Matteo Franceschini: Les Excentriques (Traité physionomique à l'usage des curieux) (UK première)

Ensemble intercontemporain:
Sophie Cherrier, flute
Hidéki Nagano, piano
Jeanne-Marie Conquer, violin
Odile Auboin, viola
Éric-Maria Couturier, cello
Jens McManama, conductor

Tonight's virtuosic programme contrasts French and Italian music, including music by Berio, Messiaen and Ravel, performed by the stellar line-up of contemporary music specialists Ensemble intercontemporain. The concert concludes with the UK premiere of 'Les Excentriques' by the young Italian composer Matteo Franceschini. Presented live from Wigmore Hall by Martin Handley.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Claude Debussy

      Première rapsodie

      Performer: Jérôme Comte. Performer: Hidéki Nagano.
    • Bruno Maderna

      Viola

      Performer: Odile Auboin.
    • Olivier Messiaen

      Le merle noir

      Performer: Sophie Cherrier. Performer: Hidéki Nagano.
    • Philippe Schoeller

      Madrigal

      Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain.
  • Interval

    • Maurice Ravel

      Le Tombeau de Couperin for orchestra [after nos. 1, 3, 5 & 4 of piano work]

      Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
      • DG.
  • Part 2

    • Luciano Berio

      Sequenza I

      Performer: Sophie Cherrier.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Violin Sonata in G major

      Performer: Jeanne-Marie Conquer. Performer: Hidéki Nagano.
    • Matteo Franceschini

      Les Excentriques

      Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain.
  • Post-concert

    • Jonathan Dove

      Nights Not Spent Alone

      Singer: Kitty Whately. Performer: Simon Lepper.
      • Nights Not Spent Alone.
      • Champs Hill Records.
      • 16-18.
    • Olivier Messiaen

      Trois Mélodies (No.1 'Pourquoi?'; No.2 'Le sourire'; No.3 'La fiancée perdue')

      Singer: Hetna Regitze Bruun. Performer: Kristoffer Hyldig.
      • Messiaen: Trois Melodies; Harawi.
      • Naxos.
      • 1-3.
    • Scottish Traditional

      Ca' the yowes to the knowes

      Lyricist: Robert Burns. Music Arranger: Roger Quilter. Singer: Lisa Milne. Performer: Graham Johnson.
      • The English Song Series Volume 5 - Roger Quilter 1.
      • Naxos.
      • 7.
    • Scottish Traditional

      Charlie is my darling

      Music Arranger: Roger Quilter. Singer: Lisa Milne. Performer: Graham Johnson.
      • The English Song Series Volume 5 - Roger Quilter 1.
      • Naxos.
      • 8.

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