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Gérard Pesson / Maurice Ravel / Igor Stravinsky / Anton Webern

Future is a faded song...


    • Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris
      December 8


    Meticulous, accurate, delicate and refined – such is the compositional art of Gérard Pesson.  In this new work, his chosen pianist pursues the same art, sometimes with only one hand or finger, for a slow, hollowed tempo – pulsating. In the concert described by Pesson as “Stravinsky admiring Webern, a friend of Ravel, who admired Stravinsky” are two miniatures by Maurice Ravel (one arranged by Pierre Boulez), an “idyll” by Anton Webern and two works by Igor Stravinsky, the intense Agon and the captivating Chant du rossignol.


    Gérard Pesson
    Future is a faded song for piano and orchestraCommissioned by Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Festival d’Automne à Paris

    Maurice Ravel
    Frontispice (orchestration Pierre Boulez)
    Fanfare (prélude to L’Éventail de Jeanne)

    Anton Webern
    Im Sommerwind

    Igor Stravinsky
    Le Chant du rossignol

    Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Alexandre Tharaud, piano
    Tito Ceccherini, direction


    Coproduction Cité de la musique ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
    In collaboration with the Hessischer Rundfunk With the participation of Société des amis and support of hr-Sinfonieorchester e. V.
    With the participation of Sacem
    With the support of Mécénat Musical Société Générale

    France Musique records this concert