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Quatuor Béla : The Great Russian Travelers

week-end at la seine musicale


Quatuor béla : The Great Russian Travelers

1h30 without an interval



Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Souvenirs de Florence
Dmitri Chostakovitch
Quatuor no.7
Igor Stravinski


Béla Quartet, travelling between eras and styles, from popular to court, naturally admires the Russian composers, insatiable trans-European travellers.
This programme features three eras and three giants of Russian music: Tchaikovsky, sentimental and romantic in his Souvenir de Florence, about which he himself gushed: “It is some sextet! What a great fugue there is at the end! I am tremendously pleased with myself!”
Stravinsky, a revolutionary on the boil, concocted explosive music, whose massive chords, even if they are not unfamiliar, do seem to evoke the huge workers’ choirs of his homeland and its disarming customs. He offers us his concertino, at once tragic and luminous, and one of his finest works.
A moment of deep immersion in an intensely musical continent that has always been irrigated by the sense of a creative impulse and an excessive sensitivity commonly referred to as the “Russian soul”.
To perform the sextet Souvenir de Florence, Béla Quartet will add the talents of Grégoire Vecchioni and François Robin, members of the highly promising Van Kuijk quartet.

Associated activities event

Île Seguin, Salle tutti

Musical kindergarten for children from age 5.

Entrance: 5 €

booking required: public[at] / +33 (0)1 42 46 67 86

21 May 2017 - 17h00
La Seine Musicale (from 5 to 25€)
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