The concerts will be presented by Valentine Jongen!
After studying musicology in Belgium, Quebec and Paris, Valentine Jongen launched in January 2018 the YouTube channel Val so Classic. With this multi-media project, the young Belgian shares her passion for classical music on the Internet but also by being regularly on stage as an actress, concert presenter or speaker (for the Lille National Orchestra, the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Les Folies Lyriques in Montpellier…).
Thursday July 09 at 6:00 P.M.
Mathilde Caldérini, Philibert Perrine,
Amaury Viduvier, Nicolas Ramez, Rafael Angster
Shostakovich quartet n ° 8 in C minor transcribed for wind quintet
Written in just 3 days, from July 12 to 14, 1960, this quartet is dedicated "to the victims of war and fascism". Shostakovich will say about this quartet, "I told myself that after my death no one would probably compose a work in my memory. So I resolved to compose one myself."
Jean Françaix Woodwind quintet n ° 1
Jean Françaix born in 1912 and died in 1997, studied piano at the CNSM in Paris and composition with Nadia Boulanger. His chamber music work has many scores for wind instruments. This first wind quintet was written in 1948 and dedicated to the wind quintet of the national orchestra of Paris.
Thursday July 16 at 6:00 P.M.
Beethoven sonata op 5 n ° 2 in G minor
Thanks to Duport and Boccherini, the cello freed itself from its traditional role as a continuo instrument at the end of the 18th century. Beethoven was able to take advantage of this beautiful development and composed 5 sonatas for cello and piano, thus opening a vast path for this training. The first 2 sonatas were composed in 1796 and dedicated to King Frederick William II of Prussia.
Schumann Fantasiestücke op 73 for cello and piano
Originally for clarinet and piano and composed in 2 days in February 1849, the Fantasiestücke were transcribed for cello and piano by Schumann. While the title might suggest that it is 3 individual pieces, the movements contrasted with sudden changes of characters, typical of Schumann's music, are linked without interruption by the indication "attacca" at the end of each movement.
Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
The title "Pierrot angry with the moon" would have been tipped in reference to the harlequinades of the Commedia dell'arte, but ultimately dismissed by Debussy. A mixture of sarcastic humor and melancholic poetry, this sonata, composed during the summer of 1915, gives pride of place to the cello. "Let the pianist never forget that we must not fight against the cello, but accompany it." Debussy
Saturday July 18 at 8:30 P.M.
Come and discover the "Orchestre des Jeunes du Centre"
through an original program!
We are happy to be able to offer you this concert, which does not count towards subscriptions. If you purchased a ticket for one of the Classic Canape concerts, you will automatically receive a link for that concert.
The Centre's Youth Orchestra is a symphony orchestra whose mission is to train young musicians in the profession of orchestra as part of a work residency followed by a regional tour. It is one of the rare French groups that put young musicians in a position to interpret works of very large dimensions, little discussed in the orchestra classes of conservatories. It brings together musicians from conservatories in the Center Region, neighboring regions and Paris and also welcomes foreign musicians, all of Cycle 3 and specialized level.
On the program you will be able to hear:
- Edouard Elgar: Serenade for strings
- Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from the 5th Symphony
- Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings
Thursday July 23 at 6:00 P.M.
Alexandre Pascal , Boris Blanco , Théo Fouchenneret
Anna Sypniewski, Caroline Sypniewski
Korngold Quintet with piano in E Major op 15
This work was composed between 1920 and 1923, just after the production of the opera "La ville morte", a major score by Korngold. It is dedicated to his close friend, the sculptor Gustinus Ambrosi, who became deaf and dumb following meningitis. The creation took place in Hamburg in February 1923, with the composer at the piano.
Schumann Quintet with piano in E-flat Major op 44
Composed in the fall of 1842, it was the first romantic work for this formation. It was created in January 1843 with Clara Schumann on the piano. Wagner was enthusiastic, "I liked your quintet, dear Schumann, very much. I see which path you want to follow, it is also mine. It is the only salvation, beauty!"
The rest of the program is coming soon ...
Thursday May 7 at 6:00 P.M.
Nathan Mierdl, Valentin Broucke,
Vladimir Percevic, Gauthier Broutin
Joseph Haydn, quartet "Sunrise" opus 76 n ° 4 in B major.
So aptly named to open the festivities, this quartet was composed in 1797 for Count Erdody. Opus 76 is one of Haydn's most prestigious quartet series.
Alexandre Borodine, quartet n ° 2 in D Major.
The best known of the 2 quartets composed by Borodine, a self-taught musician, who was above all a doctor and chemist. This choice is an opportunity for us to pay tribute and express our gratitude to the medical profession.
Thursday May 14 at 6:00 P.M.
Due to technical concerns,
this concert is postponed to Tuesday 19 May at 6 p.m.
Florian Jourdan, Oriane Carcy,
Ludovic Levionnois, Laure-Hélène Michel
Joseph Haydn, quartet "The Emperor" No. 3 op 76 in C Major.
Another quartet from this opus 76 which marked the evolution of the string quartet so much. It owes its name to the theme of the 2nd movement, "Gott erhalte", which has become the German national anthem.
Anton Dvorak, "American" quartet op 96 in F Major.
Composed in 1893 and in just 15 days in Iowa, this quartet is one of Dvorak's most emblematic works. It evokes both the great American spaces and Central Europe.
Thursday May 21 at 6:00 P.M.
Omer Bouchez, Elise Liu,
Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, Yan Levionnois
Ludwig van Beethoven, quartet op.18 n ° 5 in A Major.
Opus 18, bringing together the first series of six quartets composed around 1800 by the young Beethoven, is almost contemporary with Haydn's Op 76. The two men worked together a few years earlier, hence a certain musical affiliation, even if the avant-garde side of Beethoven will lead the two men into a sometimes conflicting relationship.
Franz Schubert, quartet n ° 13 "Rosamunde" op.29, D 804 in A minor.
This quartet, written in 1824, takes its name from the theme of the andante, taken from Rosamunde stage music, composed the previous year by Schubert. This quartet will be the only one to be published during Schubert's lifetime.
Thursday May 28 at 6:00 P.M.
Claude Debussy - Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L 140
The sonata for violin and piano, composed during the 1st World War, was premiered on May 5, 1917 by the composer himself and Gaston Poulet on the violin. It was Debussy's last public appearance.
Clara Schumann - 3 Romances for violin and piano op.22
The three romances op 22, written in 1853, are dedicated to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim.
Franz Liszt - "Les Cloches de Genève" for piano
The Bells of Geneva are an extract from the first collection of the "Years of pilgrimage", an evocation of Liszt's stay in Switzerland with the Countess Marie d'Agoult.
César Franck - Sonata in A Major for violin and piano FWV 8
This sonata is in the top 10 of the violin repertoire. Composed in the summer of 1886, it is dedicated to the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe who created it with Mme Bordes-Pène.
Thursday 04 June at 6:00 P.M.
Camille Fonteneau, David Petrlik
Clémence Dupuy, Volodia Van Keulen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duet for violin and viola in G major, K. 423
A fine example of solidarity, Mozart composes 2 duets for violin and viola in just 2 days to help his friend Michael Haydn, sick and unable to complete a cycle of six duets ordered by Archbishop Colloredo. These two duos will remain for a long time attributed to Haydn and the deception will not be revealed until his death.
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for violin and cello, M.73
The sonata for violin and cello was written in 1920 in memory of Claude Debussy. The first was described as a massacre, but Ravel explains: "I think this sonata marks a turning point in the evolution of my career. The counting is taken there to the extreme.
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in F minor, op. 80
Mendelssohn's last work and tribute to his sister who died a few months earlier, this quartet bears the title of "Requiem à Fanny". Mendelssohn will not survive the loss of this loved one and will die soon after.
Thursday June 11 at 6:00 P.M.
Anne Bella, Clara Bourdeix,
Chloé Lecoq, Solène Queyras
Thursday June 11 at 6:00 P.M.
Carte blanche for the composers!
To replace the quartet Mira, unfortunately unavailable, you will have the chance to meet this duo around a program of exceptional composers but sometimes still unknown ...
Thursday June 18 at 6:00 P.M.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for violin and keyboard n ° 3 in E Major BWV 1016
Bach wrote the six sonatas for harpsichord and violin BWV 1014 to 1019 during the great years spent in the service of Prince Leopold of Coethen. It is a synthesis of the various influences received, between the counterpoint of North Germany and the Italian melody.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano sonata n ° 24 op 78 in F sharp major
This sonata op 78, composed in 1809, is dedicated to his friend the Countess Thérèse von Brunsvik. Beethoven particularly liked this short piece: "We always talk about the sonata in C sharp minor (moonlight sonata), yet I wrote better than that, so the sonata in F # major is something else."
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for violin and piano n ° 3 op 108
Epic and sentimental, this sonata n ° 3 op108 was written in 1888 during a summer stay at the edge of Lake Thun in Switzerland. Dedicated to conductor Hans Von Bülow, it will be premiered in Budapest by Brahms himself and violinist Jeno Hubay.
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski - Mélodie op 42
Dated 1878, this melody is the third movement of a triptych called "Souvenir of a dear place", referring to the Brailovo estate in Russia, belonging to Madame Nadezhda Von Meck, the patron of the composer. Any imprint of a singing serenity, it is a luminous moment.
Maurice Ravel - Gypsy
It was in 1924 that Maurice Ravel composed this rhapsody for violin and piano in a single movement, after having heard in London the 1st sonata for violin and piano by Béla Bartok. Ravel describes this piece as "a piece of virtuosity in the taste of a Hungarian rhapsody"
Thursday June 25 at 6:00 P.M.
Clemence De Forceville
Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio op 1 n ° 3 in C minor
With this op 1, Beethoven, a young composer, enters the scene and affirms his ambitions with this work of vast proportions.
Among the 3 trios of opus 1, number 3 was Beethoven's favorite and if Haydn advised him not to publish it with the first 2, it was for fear of destabilizing the public of the time, the composer's language already being very marked with his abrupt mood swings.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio "Les Esprits" op 70 n ° 2 in D Major
Written in 1808 and dedicated to the Countess Erdody, this trio owes its nickname "the spirits" or "the ghosts", to its largo, directly inspired by a sketchbook by Beethoven for a scene of witches in an opera "Macbeth "never realized. It is an enigmatic work, of extraordinary poetic density, representative of the composer's creative maturity.
Thursday July 02 at 6:00 P.M.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio op 11 in B flat Major
The first version of this trio was written in 1798 for clarinet, cello and piano, but Beethoven himself will offer a new version replacing the clarinet with the violin. The trio's nickname, Gassenhauer, comes from the theme of the finale, inspired by a popular tune.
Johannes Brahms trio n 2 op 87 C Major
Begun in 1880 and set aside by the composer who devoted himself to his second piano concerto, it was finished in 1882 and premiered in Frankfurt the same year by 2 members of the quartet Joachim and Brahms himself on the piano.