december, 2022

fri09dec19:00SCHUMANN AND THE COLOURS OF PARISTAILLEFERRE Petite suite
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor
DEBUSSY arr. HENRI BÜSSER Petite suite
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 2 in A minor
19:00 Besední důmSubscription:Filharmonie at home (FBD)

Time

(Friday) 19:00

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Event Details

Of the great founders of Romantic music in the bourgeois 19th century, Robert Schumann (1810–1856) was the only one to live into its second half. Moreover, he spent his eventful life by the side of the world’s most famous female pianist of that century. Clara and Robert were a brilliant couple who provided each other with artistic inspiration. In 1841, Robert wrote for his wife a Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, the success of which spurred him to develop the work into a piano concerto.

Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983) was a member of the Paris group, Les Six, of which Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud are the most noted members today. The remaining composers – Georges Auric and Louis Durey alongside Tailleferre – are lamentably forgotten, even though they too wrote remarkable pieces.

Claude Debussy (1862–1918) completed his Petite suite for piano four-hands in 1889. In its simple music and pensive moods, we can discern the future creator of large impressionistic frescoes. In 1907, Debussy’s friend Henri Büsser endowed the work with a colourful orchestral form.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) was a representative of the traditionalist line in 19th-century French music, referring to classical ideals. His Second Symphony in A minor (1859) follows Beethoven’s and Mendelssohn’s symphonies, but its content is already essentially Romantic.

 

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE Petite suite

ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor

CLAUDE DEBUSSY arr. HENRI BÜSSER Petite suite

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 2 in A minor

 

Markus Schirmer piano

Filharmonie Brno

conductor Marie Jacquot

 

The concert is held under the auspices of J. E. Alexise Dutertra, the Ambassador of the French Republic in the Czech Republic.

 

 

 

 

The concert is part of the Half for Half educational activity, which is intended for children aged 7-12. They get additional 50% discount on the reduced ticket price. You will enjoy the first half of the concert together and after the break there is a music workshop with a teacher for the children.

 

 

 

 

Location

Besední dům

Komenského náměstí 534/8, Brno

Organizer

Filharmonie Brno