PROSINEC, 2022

wed07dec19:00BELLE ÉPOQUEGOUNOD Petite Symphonie
ROUSSEL Divertissement
D'INDY Chanson et danses
GOUVY Petite Suite Gauloise
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:HomepageSubscription:Chamber in Besední dům (KBD)

Time

(Wednesday) 19:00

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Event Details

La Belle Époque, or the beautiful epoch, is the name given to a happy period of prosperity in France from 1890 to 1910. In 1879, the important Parisian musician, teacher and flautist, Paul Taffanel (1844–1908), founded La Société de musique de chambre pour instruments à vent, a chamber wind ensemble featuring pairs of instruments. The Paris wind players were world leading at the time. Taffanel called for new, quality, woodwind music, and many French composers answered his call. First among them was Charles Gounod (1818–1893), who dedicated his outstanding Petite symphonie for wind instruments, in a late Romantic style, to the ensemble. Others followed before the century was out, including the Parisian, Vincent d’Indy (1851–1931). His Chanson et danses were inspired by folk songs and dances from Vivarais. D’Indy’s pupil at the Schola Cantorum de Paris, Albert Roussel (1869–1937), the future teacher of Bohuslav Martinů, in 1906 composed a brilliant Divertissement in one movement for winds and piano. Perhaps it was the Alsatian, Louis Théodore Gouvy (1819–1898), who approached the task of composing for Taffanel’s ensemble most distinctively: his Petite suite gauloise is a truly pure essence of French music and Gallic temperament.

 

CHARLES GOUNOD Petite Symphonie

ALBERT ROUSSEL Divertissement, Op. 6

VINCENT D’INDY Chanson et danses

LOUIS THÉODORE GOUVY Petite Suite Gauloise

 

Harmonie brněnských filharmoniků

artistic leader Emil Drápela

 

Concert program can be dowloaded here.

 

 

 

Location

Besední dům

Komenského náměstí 534/8, Brno

Organizer

Filharmonie Brno