The Frankfurt Radio Symphony under the baton of chief conductor Alain Altinoglu will, together with soloists Elsa Benoit and Ambroisine Bré, present a highly unusual programme, which focuses on two important composers who continue to shape contemporary French musical life but have remained largely unknown in Germany to this day: Henri Dutilleux with his 2nd symphony “Le Double” (“for large orchestra and chamber orchestra”) and Gérard Grisey with “L’Icone paradoxale” (“for two female voices and large orchestra in two groups”).
Both orchestral works require two orchestral groups, which are placed separately from each other on the stage. This represents the programme’s focus on “dialogue”, which will come to life in many ways: the inner-musical dialogue between different orchestral formations, the dialogue between soloists and certain groups of musicians, the dialogue between different generations of French composers, the dialogue with the Berlin audience.
The concert marks the end of the season of the new GREAT!CLSX concert series, in which (too) rarely played masterpieces of the 20th century are being performed after a TALK by an expert from the arts or sciences presenting an insight or trend that relates to the concert programme and yet is different from the usual concert introduction.
Also at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on TUE 21 MAR 2023, 8PM
Details coming soon
Henri Dutilleux Symphony no 2 „Le Double“
Claude Debussy Ariettes oubliées (arr. Brett Dean)
Gerard Grisey L’icône paradoxale (Hommage à Piero della Francesca)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Elsa Benoit, soprano
Ambroisine Bré, mezzo-soprano