Internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre Tharaud performs the world premiere of Kuleshov – a dazzling commissioned piano concerto infused with jazzy syncopations and extended harmonies – written by the Argentine composer Oscar Strasnoy.
As a prelude to this novel creation, the Canadian chamber ensemble Les Violons du Roy under guest conductor Matthieu Lussier presents Ibert’s irresistible Divertissement (“witty and mischievous”, Le Devoir). The first part is followed by a magistral interpretation of Wagner’s Siefried Idyll and the famous Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss II, arranged by the great Arnold Schoenberg.
“A superb ensemble” (The New York Times)
> Jacques Ibert – Divertissement – 16′
> Richard Wagner -Siegfried Idyll – 22′
> Johann Strauss II – Emperor Waltz, op.437
(arr. A. Schoenberg) – 19′
> Oscar Strasnoy – Kuleshov, for piano &
chamber orchestra – 23′