Ariane Matiakh, Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
Transition between romantic lyricism and scintillating symbolism: the soft glow of French music at the turn of the 20th century, shrouded by literary and theatrical backgrounds, permeates this programme of symphonic and concertante works.
A marvellous exploration of the cello’s wide range of expression, in which all the registers are showcased, Saint-Saëns’ Concerto n°1 unites the three movements in a single musical flow. The eloquence of this stringed instrument, so remarkably close to the human voice, sets the stage for Fauré’s Suite d’orchestre, originally composed for the famous play by Maeterlinck. The splendour of the orchestration and the ever-popular “Sicilienne” dominate this score, which is joined on the programme by Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye, a deep and dreamy dive into the troubled enchantments of children’s imagination.
Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
Musical direction Ariane Matiakh
Cello Anne Gastinel
Suite d’orchestre op. 80
Scenique music arrangement for Pelléas et Mélisande
Concerto no.1 pour violoncelle en la mineur op. 33
Ballet Ma mère l’Oye