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Ballet
GRAND REMIX (HERVÉ ROBBE) // 22' - 2016

The famous sequence of Jerks of the Mass for the Present Time, choreographed by Maurice Béjart in 1967, is the starting point to this Remix created by Hervé Robbe and performed by the students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers. Twisting the work of the Master, Herve Robbe gives a fresh boost to this now-classic piece, thanks to the energy and freshness of the students.

Ballet
MASS FOR THE PRESENT TIME (PIERRE HENRY) // 13' - 2016

At 87, Pierre Henry, the pioneer of electronic music comes back to get a new lease on the famous "Mass for the present time" with students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers.
Created in 1967 for the Avignon festival, "Mass for the present time" is composed of 9 sets; Psyche rock remains the most famous one performed by many artists and used in numerous commercials.

Ballet
GODDESSES & DEMONESSES, BIANCA LI & MARIA ALEXANDROVA // 76' - 2016

A meeting between two dance stars for a “mythological” creation. As in Antiquity, they confront each other, transform themselves into Goddesses or demonesses in order to change the destiny of mortals and spread power, joy and energy all around them. Are these two female dancers two sides of the same coin? Operating heat and cold, they represent chaos and harmony.

For Blanca Li, choreographer, film director, dancer, actress, and Maria Alexandrova, lead dancer of the Bolchoï...

Ballet
WIEBO (BOWIE/DECOUFLÉ) // 88' - 2015

All the facets of this "man who fell to earth" are shining through an absolutely stunning and transgender show. It is as much a concert as it is a performance, an official ceremony as much as a clandestine cabaret, this great glam rock celebration runs through the work of Bowie in fifteen songs.

Philippe Decouflé has chosen the singular world of three singers to revisit Bowie’s myth aspects: folk with Sophie Hunger, post-punk rock with Jehnny Beth (Savages) and minimalist with...

Ballet
LES INDES GALANTES // 168' - 2014

After the triumphal success in 1733 of Hippolyte et Aricie, his first great lyrical tragedy, Rameau composed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet on a great scale. A dazzling epic, exotically flavoured as was then the fashion, the partition reveals the scope of his exhilarating invention, of his sensuous and rythmical sense of bliss. The astute staging by Laura Scozzi supported by Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques ensemble offers (following a manuscript kept in the Bibliothèque de...

Ballet
SWAN // 58' - 2013

Created by the choreographer Luc Petton, SWAN is not just another twist on “Swan Lake” but an original dance bringing together five dancers and swans. The final work is a combination of set choreography and improvisation, the dancers continually observing and anticipating the birds’ movements, leading or reacting.
Luc Petton attributes his fascination with birds to his childhood on the Brittany seaside. “They convey the poetry of life, a certain insouciance,” he said. “For me the dancer...

Ballet
THE RITE OF SPRING // 60' - 2012

Triple tribute to Igor Stravinsky in the form of a pirouette by Jean-Claude Gallotta: the choreographer has chosen to focus on the first version of the work, which he considers one of the best, being rough, unaffected, devoid of ornamental embellishment and directed and recorded by Igor Stravinsky himself.
A Rite of Spring blazing with passion preceded by two short pieces: Tumulte (in which the choreographer invites the dancers and the audience to hear the raw silence of the dance that...

Ballet
DANCING WITH BIRDS // 54' - 2012

This performance, choreographed by Luc Petton, brings together four dancers and birds. Crows, starlings, parakeets, magpies and jay-birds carry us along with the dancers in an unbelievable ballet.
Between earth and sky, they burst forth and transport us on a magnificent yet fragile journey. Man becomes volatile, the bird assumes its rightful place in the choreography, and the birdsong blends harmoniously with the music.

Together, each paying the utmost respect to the...

Opera
ORFEO, MONTEVERDI // 160' - 2016

L’Orfeo, a musical fable written by Claudio Monteverdi in 1607, often considered the first real opera in history, is a musically intense work with a libretto directly inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The richness of the orchestration, the virtuosity of the choral pages and the precise characterisation of the various roles, make it a unique masterpiece.
While shepherds and nymphs sing of Orpheus and Eurydice’s love, Orpheus prays to the sun to bless his marriage. Blissfully happy, he...

Opera
MADAME BUTTERFLY (PUCCINI) // 140' - 2015

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Created at The Scala de Milan on February 1904

Hearing again and again Madame Butterfly, means to accept to play the game of emotion - In this case Puccini, fires straight and hits strongly -, means to take pleasure to be gut-wrenching with delight for this terrible love story, of expectation and treason between Butterfly, a young geisha and Pinkerton, an american officer.

Opera
RAMEAU : DAPHNIS & EGLé / LA NAISSANCE D'OSIRIS // 102' - 2015

Two works that have rarely seen the light of day. Setting them alongside Rameau’s tragédies lyriques one might be tempted to dismiss them as flimsy entertainments but they reveal a world full of charm, humanity, sensuality, and grace. These are not pieces written for the opera houses of Paris but for the private court at Fontainebleau. Away from the Paris critics, Rameau was able to experiment with more European styles and a great sense of freedom emanates from these scores – Rameau making his...

Opera
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (WAGNER) // 138' - 2015

Opéra in three acts
Music & libretto by Richard Wagner - Paris version (1842)

Paris in summer 1841 : during a few weeks, richard Wagner influenced by Romantic Opera, composes Der fliegende Holländer, which he will consider as the first opera worthy of his quill. The version written in the French capital city - Wagner’s first version - was ordered by Paris Opera House, and finally refused by the director in those days. It was rarely played since. This almost original...

Opera
THE MUSKETEERS AT THE CONVENT // 119' - 2015

Opérette in 3 acts by Louis Varney
Libretto by Jules Prével & Paul Ferrier adapted by Jérôme Deschamps
based on a vaudeville by St-Hilaire and Dupont entitled "L'habit ne fait pas le moine"
Created in Paris, at the Bouffes-Parisiens, on March 1880

"Musketeers! In a convent!", Residents not that holy, quite wide-eyed nuns, a madcap abbot and a Governor off the wall, this is the setting of this operetta with a rock staging. Under the dynamic direction of...

Opera
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE // 68' - 2015

Stemming from Greek mythology and Latin literature (The Aeneid), the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the incredibly beautiful and painful stories to have been retold over and over again throughout the history of music. From Monteverdi to Offenbach, through Gluck and Berlioz, the myth has gone through many adaptations and never fails to move.
It’s the original Viennese version, composed in 1762 by Christoph Willibald Gluck, that Laurence Equilbey has chosen to perform here in...

Opera
LA BELLE HELENE // 140' - 2015

La Belle Hélène is Offenbach’s most famous operetta. Performed around the world since its creation in 1864, this parody of Greco-Roman Antiquity (like Orpheus in the Underworld in 1855) takes a humorous, satirical and not uncritical look at the reign of Napoleon III.

For this new production, the Théâtre du Châtelet has reunited Pierrick Sorin and Giogio Barberio Corsetti, whose exuberant “The Touchstone” has entered the annals of history.
Who better than this pair to...

Opera
DONA FRANCISQUITA // 138' - 2014

Comédie lyrique in three acts, Libretto from Federico Romero & Guillermo Fernandez-Shaw Based on Lope de Vega's play La Discreta enamorada , Music by Amadeo Vives
Created on October 1923 au Théâtre Apolo de Madrid

At the beginning of 1920, Doña Francisquita gave life back to the Zarzuela genre in Spain.
The libretto is about a young beautiful girl who tries to seduce the frivolous Fernando in love with an actress…

Amadeo Vives, a cultured musician,...

Opera
THE PILGRIM WOMAN, A FLORENTINE CELEBRATION OPERA // 120' - 2014

Combining different artistic disciplines for the first time, La Pellegrina marks the birth of the opera from the sixteenth century, twenty-eight years before Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Jacopo Peri’s Eurydice.
In the spring of 1589, to welcome Christine of Lorraine, who was coming to join her new husband the Grand Duke Ferdinand de Medici, the Tuscan city was adorned with a thousand splendours. The highpoint of the festivities was a performance in the great hall of the Uffizi Palace of the...

Opera
GALA MONTEVERDI // 43' - 2014

A dream cast for an exceptional concert recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées: Rolando Villazon, Magdalena Kozena, Topi Lehtipuu, Katherine Watson, Lenneke Ruiten, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Pascal Bertin and Nahuel Di Pierro are all brought together to interpret Monteverdi’s greatest works. The adventure is led by conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and the musicians of the Le Concert d'Astree, which incorporates such rare instruments as the lute, lyrone, viola da gamba and cornetto.

Opera
THE MAGIC FLUTE (MOZART) // 150' - 2014

The Magic Flute, is the struggle between two kingdoms, two powers, two sovereigns.
The Queen of the Night asks the young prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina, kidnapped by Sarastro, who rules over a kingdom devoted to the sun and light.
Listening to this grieving mother, Tamino sets off with Papageno the bird catcher, a simple and joyful man.
In this perilous adventure, Papageno finds his Papagena, and Tamino faces the ordeals of fire and water. Thanks to the magic...

Opera
LES INDES GALANTES // 168' - 2014

After the triumphal success in 1733 of Hippolyte et Aricie, his first great lyrical tragedy, Rameau composed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet on a great scale. A dazzling epic, exotically flavoured as was then the fashion, the partition reveals the scope of his exhilarating invention, of his sensuous and rythmical sense of bliss. The astute staging by Laura Scozzi supported by Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques ensemble offers (following a manuscript kept in the Bibliothèque de...

Opera
LA CLÉMENCE DE TITUS // 141' - 2014

This opera, composed in the last year of Mozart's life, was commisioned by the Emperor Léopold II, Marie-Antoinette‘s brother, to celebrate his coronation as King of Bohemia in September 1791.
The commission was for an opera seria, an italian genre whose ponderous rules were already out of date at the end of the XVIII°century.
Mozart could not turn down a proposition of the Imperial court and needed money. But after a serie of innovative and creative operas he had to settle to a...

Opera
DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES // 165' - 2013

Composed by Francis Poulenc and based on a play by Georges Bernanos, "Dialogues of the Carmelites" is one of the masterpieces of 20th century French opera. The originality of its historical context and its protagonists make it a wonderful parable about life, death, relationships, and of course God.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the music of Poulenc and Bernanos words are further enhanced by the staging of the iconoclast Olivier Py and talent of an exceptional cast.

Opera
THE OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGY // 2 x 43' - 2013

During this special concert, recorded in the birthplace of the composer of "La Vie Parisienne", Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, perform some of Jacques Offenbach’s greatest works, as well as extracts from the "The Rhine Nixies", an opera in German in which we already see the full force of the composer’s orchestration.
A "bilingual" concert, sparkling with joy and good humour.
Symphonic and operatic excerpts: The Rhine Nixies, La Belle Hélène, Fantasio, Grand...

Opera
TURANDOT (FERRUCCIO BUSONI) // 96' - 2011

The opera is inspired by the play "Turandot" by Count Carlo Gozzi. "Turandot, the Emperor’s daughter, challenges her suitors to solve three riddles. She will marry the one who succeeds, but those who fail will be executed. Kalaf, an exiled prince in disguise, takes up the challenge”. Busoni composed the music in 1907 and wrote the opera during the First World War. Rejecting psychology and naturalism, in 1917 Busoni, an unclassifiable composer straddling Italy and Germany, created what he called...

Classical music
A JOURNEY WITH MARCEL KHALIFÉ // 94' - 2017

This Lebanese artist with his prolific output (film music, ballets, concertos, symphonies...), a recognized “Unesco Artist for Peace" for his commitment to his country’s musical heritage, has set himself the task of reviving the spirit of Middle Eastern music. By way of mixing cultures, Marcel Khalifé plays here with his two sons, Rami and Bachar, and the l’Orchestre National d’île de France.

In concert on May 5, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris 1
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SCHUMANN - BRUCKNER // 94' - 2017

In concert on January 30, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris.
David Grimal is the soloist in a little known work, Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto, and explores with Les Dissonances Bruckner’s immense 7th Symphony, with its overwhelming Adagio mourning the death of Richard Wagner.
- Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Classical music
AMERICA : FROM BERNSTEIN TO BARTOK // 95' - 2017

In concert on April 8, 2017 at the Opéra de Dijon, with David Grimal and Les Dissonances:
America! A new world of dreams and fortune that captures the migrant as soon as he sees the Statue of Liberty and the docks of New York from the deck of the boat. But also America, a land of disappointed hopes, of forced exile, where our memories of home are confronted with a new culture to which we must adapt.
It is to this ambivalent America that Les Dissonances - without a leader as usual...

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IL DUELLO AMOROSO / NATHALIE STUTZMANN // 94' - 2016

"Il duello amoroso" is made up of Handel’s opera arias and duets performed by Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto) and Em!7;ke Baráth (soprano).
In this imaginary opera by George Frideric Handel created by Nathalie Stutzmann in 2012 in Monte-Carlo, two female singers, one of whom is playing a man part, form a love duel. Em!7;ke Baráth and Nathalie Stutzmann play with the instrumental ensemble Orfeo 55, conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, herself.
Recorded during the Sablé sur Sarthe...

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SIRBA OCTET : TANZ ! // 95' - 2016

This remarkable ensemble, mid-way between classical and Klezmer music, revives the musical traditions of Eastern Europe by rearranging it according to the rules of classical music. Unique arrangements for eight exceptional musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, who play with dazzling interpretive freedom!
This musical treasury, drawn from the traditional repertory, leads audiences from the Doina to the Hora, Sirba and other popular Klezmer and Gypsy dances. Tantz! A gateway between...

Classical music
TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 4, OP.36 IN F MINOR // 44' - 2016

Dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s platonic muse (and wealthy patroness) Nadezhda von Meck, the Fourth Symphony conceals a hidden programme, which the composer explained in a letter to his friend. The main idea of the work, the kernel of the whole score, appears at the opening: "Fatum, that fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness, which jealously ensures that peace and happiness shall not be complete and unclouded (...) unwaveringly, constantly poisoning the soul."

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TCHAIKOVSKY: CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN OP.35 IN D MAJOR // 35' - 2016

Tchaikovsky's violin concerto in D major is a score of immense technical difficulty, which leans openly towards Gypsy music in the last movement and conceals a slow movement full of lyrical nostalgia that goes straight to the heart. Director Radu Mikaileanu gave this concerto a central role in his hit film The Concert and featured it in the final scene.


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of...

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VERDI: OVERTURE OF "THE FORCE OF DESTINY" CLASSICAL CONCERT // 8' - 2016

Leonora, daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava, loves a man of mixed race, Don Alvaro, with whom she plans to flee from the paternal castle. Torn between passion and remorse, the girl's hesitation delays the flight of the two lovers, who are surprised by the sudden arrival of her father. Throwing his pistol to the ground as a sign of good faith, Don Alvaro accidentally kills the marquis, who dies cursing his daughter, setting the relentless wheels of fate in motion...

DAVID GRIMAL...

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PIERRE HENRY: CONTINUO OR VISION OF THE FUTUR // 53' - 2016

The acoustic universe of Pierre Henry is in perpetual evolution. He accepted to create an evening which 'makes a temporal link between yesterday, now and tomorrow'.
Linking man and nature, past and present, at 87 years old, the pioneer of electronic music is still writing, surrounded by his many machines and systems. Through this creation for the Philarmonie de Paris, “Continuo or vision of the future”, Pierre Henry binds it to its mythical Mass for the present time he signed in 1967...

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EL FUEGO LATINO (ALONDRA DE LA PARRA / ALEXIS CARDENAS) // 91' - 2016

Alondro de la Parra is a phenomenon: luminous and charismatic, she has established herself as one of the first female chief conductors of a major symphony orchestra with natural ease and brilliance.
Her enthusiastic, generous and spellbinding performances make her concerts a real treat.

Alexis Cardenas, virtuoso soloist from the Orchestra National d’Ile-de-France and graduate of the prestigious El Sistema in Venezuela (which also produced the great conductor Gustavo...

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BACH, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (LAURENCE EQUILBEY) // 160' - 2016

The Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach is composed of six cantatas brought together for the winter celebrations of 1734-1735.
During this concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, Laurence Equilbey also takes the reins of Vincent Dumestre's Poème Harmonique. The modernity of the harmonic poem and the Baroque culture of Accentus combine to glorify the vibrant faith of this meditation, from the birth of Jesus to the visit of the Magi, masterfully orchestrated and structured by a Bach...

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MAURICE RAVEL : 5 WORKS BY DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES // 80' - 2016

A man with an independent and enigmatic nature, Maurice Ravel’s work lies at the turning point between the 19th and 20th centuries, a time of quarrels between modernists and traditionalists. After the First World War and the death of Debussy, he was considered one of the greatest French composers of the 20th century.

In residence at the Dijon Opera, the Dissonances ensemble presents their interpretation of 5 works by the maestro Maurice Ravel:

- Valses nobles et...

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MOLADA, THE BIRTH (JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF, SIMONE KERMES) // 78' - 2016

The vocal and instrumental works of Jasser Haj Youssef are unclassifiable. They are impregnated with the improvised style of the Arabic maqams that he learned in Monastir and Sousse (Tunisia) from his father as well as the freest forms of jazz – which he often plays on the viola d'amore . Between scholarly and traditional music, his compositions take us from a contemplative adagio (with texts in Aramaic and Italian) to catchy jazz rhythms.
Jasser was the first to rediscover the baroque...

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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI IN CASERTA – A NIGHT OF LOVE AND WAR // 60' - 2016

A musical programme devised by Rinaldo Alessandrini, filmed at the Court Theatre of the Royal Palace of Caserta near Naples on the 4th and 5th of April 2016.
The royal palace of Caserta, created in the 18th century by Luigi Vanvitelli for Charles of Bourbon, rivals that of Versailles and remains one of the largest royal residences in the world.

The great works of Monteverdi are on the programme, performed by the Ensemble Concerto Italiano :

Sinfonia...

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THE ST MATTHEW PASSION IN THE ROYAL CHAPEL OF VERSAILLES // 172' - 2016

A concert dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on the 22nd March 2016. The Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles hosts the choir and orchestra of the Ensemble Pygmalion, conducted by its musical director Raphaël Pichon, performing the St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.

They are joined by an exceptional cast of singers including the tenor Julian Prégardien, bass Stéphane Degout and soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

The St Matthew...

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TURANGALILA: GUSTAVO DUDAMEL & SIMON BOLIVAR ORCHESTRA // 77' - 2016

Who would have thought, at its inception in Boston in 1949 under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, that the Turangalîla-Symphonie would become a repertoire classic, if not a favourite?
Olivier Messiaen spent 4 years writing this rather eccentric piece with its immoderate orchestra and unprecedented duration.
The symphony was initially commissioned by the Boston Orchestra, which gave Messiaen a free hand, setting him no limits in terms of duration or orchestral requirements. And...

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MOZART, A GALA FOR THE WEBER SISTERS // 44' - 2016

On March 23rd, 1783, everyone rushed to the prestigious Burgtheater. Mozart had programmed a mixture of symphonies and concertos featuring arias of great expressive virtuosity. An amazing concert dedicated to two sopranos: the sisters Aloysia and Josepha Weber, for whom he wrote his masterpieces.

We know Mozart's links with the Weber family - he married Constanze after being jilted by Aloysia, her sister, and wrote the role of the Queen of the Night in the "Magic Flute" for...

Classical music
SEIJI OZAWA, THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC // 52' - 2016

At the age of 80, Seiji Ozawa is one of the last living legends of a bygone golden age of conducting. A pupil of Charles Munch and Herbert von Karajan, he was Leonard Bernstein’s assistant before taking over as director of the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, which he led for thirty years.
This generation, which knew Richard Strauss, Bela Bartok and Toscanini, remains that of the rediscovery of the "great works" and the dissemination of what is now called "Classical music". It was...

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THE KEYS TO THE ORCHESTRA BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS ZYGEL // 19 x 70’ to 100’ - 2015 - 2008

Jean-François Zygel, passionate musician, teacher and fascinating speaker, makes the greatest "classical" works, in the broadest sense of the term, available to everyone. With humour and simplicity, enthusiasm and passion, he describes, deciphers, dissects, analyzes and debunks.
In this collection, in partnership with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean-François Zygel unites words and music. Music lessons, combining relaxation and erudition, take novices and anyone lacking in...

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J.S. BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS // 60' - 2015

The Duo Mélisande, composed of two young and brilliant guitar players, Toulouse-based Sébastien Llinares and Nicolas Lestoquoy from Lille, present an enthralling and original version of the famous Goldberg Variations, a masterpiece by J-S. Bach, transcribed for two guitars.
The second half of the show is dedicated to Joachim Turina (5 Gypsy Dances) and Isaac Albéniz (Tango and Mallorca). Spanish music, made of "dreams and rhythms" (Debussy), is one of the few musical movements that has...

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ITALIAN MODERNITY: PAULINE BUET & DAVID VIOLI // 58' - 2015

Pauline Buet (cello) and David Violi (piano) play Ferruccio Busoni, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and Giuseppe Martucci.

Born into a family of musicians, Pauline Buet received an education based on the pleasure of playing, listening and discovering repertoires. These watchwords informed her career choices and drew her towards chamber and early music played on the instruments of the time.
Born in Nancy, David Violi studied music at the Conservatoire in his hometown and then at...

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BERTRAND DE BILLY & THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF LAUSANNE // 89' - 2015

The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne brings its scores to Paris for a special concert. In the great auditorium of Radio France, he will glorify Fauré, Mozart and Messiaen under the direction of Bertrand de Billy and the Maîtrise de Radio France.
In the programme, Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence by Olivier Messiaen. The first part of the concert will be also French, with Masques et bergamasques, a tribute by Gabriel Fauré to the 18th century fêtes galantes. It will be...

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THE LITTLE PLEASURES OF SEICENTO // 78' - 2015

The beginning of the 17th century in Italy saw the emergence of many instrumental forms, testimony of the emancipation of instruments in relation to vocal music.
The Italian language illustrates this phenomenon in the terms cantata, sonata and canzone.
This programme enables us to discover the canzone and the sonata whose destiny has continued until today. Jean-Marc Andrieu's enchanted recorder, Yasuko Bouvard's original claviorganum and Laurent Le Chenadec's virtuoso bassoon...

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THE CAMBINI QUARTET // 68' - 2015

A passion for period instruments unites these 4 young musicians, which they share with the best groups: the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Talens Lyriques and the Cercle de l’Harmonie. A passion for research and for the magnificent unrecognized scores that they defend with great zeal. And a passion for quartets, the ideal framework for the expression of their musical understanding.
Recorded at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


Programme :

Wolfgang...

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ALONDRA DE LA PARRA & THE PARIS ORCHESTRA // 94' - 2015

In the colors of South America, this concert will weave musical bridges between France, Brazil and Argentina. The festivity begin with the famous Bœuf sur le toit by Milhaud, written in memory of the Rio Carnival; Richard Galliano’s bandoneon will play the Piazzolla’s "Tango Nuevo", and we will also have the opportunity to hear some rarer gems, the frenzied and rhythmic of the Mexicans Moncayo and Revueltas.
Recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris



Programme :...

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IN AN ITALIAN GARDEN / WILLIAM CHRISTIE // 105' - 2015

ln an Italian Garden is a celebration of Christie’s great passion, ltalian lyric works from the 16th to 18th centuries, to be performed by instrumentalist of Les Arts Florissants and six outstanding young singers chosen from his master-class academy, Le Jardin des Voix. The first half of the concert explores the subjects of love, beauty, rage and jealousy with excerpts from the operas of Stradella, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as madrigals by the contemporaries of Montev.
Recorded at the...

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BALTIC SEA VOYAGE / KRISTJAN JäRVI // 94' - 2015

Each year, the best musicians of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden, are chosen to create a unique orchestra. Guided by its founder, Conductor and Musical Director Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) prepares original programmes for international tour so as to reveal to the world, especially with a lot of world premieres, the rich tones of the Baltic Sea. In 2015, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées received this young talents...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VIII - PART 2 // 110' - 2015

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VIII - PART 1 // 90' - 2015

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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HAENDEL, MESSIAH // 122' - 2015

Handel's Messiah was composed in less than a month, in 1741, after a succession of operas. Wishing to renew the genre of the oratorio, Handel now features the heroes of history, literature and religious texts. In England, the Messiah is such a success that the liturgical piece becomes a national event. The Messiah combines Germanic passion and Italian opera. It is given with more and more magnificence and the spectators came also to sing some tunes: three encores are given to audience...

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY, LA MER // 27' - 2015

Claude Debussy was always particularly drawn to the sea and wrote La Mer in just 18 months, a very short time for him. He became a recognised artist and a leading reference in the world of music. He was also an important critic. In January of the same year, 1903, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
“You may be unaware that I was intended for the noble career of a sailor, and that only the quirks of fate deviated me from that path. Nonetheless, I’ve retained a sincere devotion...

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BEETHOVEN, CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA IN D MAJOR, OP. 61 // 45' - 2015

Beethoven's violin concerto, written in 1806, the same year as the Fourth Symphony, is characterized by its profusion of themes and its unusual length: almost forty minutes, twice the length of most of Mozart's violin concertos.
Today this concerto is considered one of the major pieces of the violin repertoire, just like the concertos of Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. Yet at its creation this work was considered a "bushy mass of desultory ideas" and was long considered...

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BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN C MAJOR, OP. 67 // 36' - 2015

"Just as you throw yourself here into the worldly maelstrom, so you can write works, in spite of all the hindrances imposed by society. Let your deafness be no longer a secret, even in art.” Beethoven, 1806 (inscription in the margin of a sketch for his Quartet Op. 59 n° 3).
Beethoven was more determined than ever to produce his symphony, whatever the response from the Viennese public, which he feared, or the problems that punctuated his life.
The originality of this symphony lies...

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FRANCESCO CAVALLI : IL TEATRO DI SENSI // 90' - 2015

The Cappella Mediterranea Ensemble, created in 2005 by Leonardo García Alarcón is taking on a challenge: to play 27 unpublished scores from Francesco Cavalli, in the famous Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venisce, Italy.

Born in February 1602 in Lombardy, Francesco Cavalli started as a singer, then he became organist, and a chapel master in 1668. He began writing for the stage in 1639, quickly went famous and was invited to Paris in 1660 in order to produce the opera Xerse and in...

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SCHUBERT, QUATUOR N°14 "DEATH AND THE MAIDEN" // 42' - 2015

The Austrian Franz Schubert had a very short life (he died at 31 years of syphilis) but composed about 600 Lieder! Death and the maiden was written in 1817, words are from a poem by Matthias Claudius. This theme is taken from the Greek and Roman mythology (eg the Rape of Proserpina), which opposes the death to life. The woman is then a symbol of fertility and life. Death appears here to the girl under the guise of her lover. Schubert had composed this work knowing its deadly disease.

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MOZART : QUATUOR OP. 10 N°6 // 29' - 2015

The Quartet Op 10 No 6, extract of the Quartets dedicated to Haydn,was published in 1785. The four musicians propose here a very beautiful and profound interpretation, inhabited by the generous but tormented breath of the composer.
The surprising introduction is deep, captivating. Then followed the first slow movement with its graceful theme. Then come the elegant menuetto, touching but robust, which highlights the quality of musicians through many tight exchanges between instruments....

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ANTON WEBERN : LANGSAMER SATZ+ SIX BAGATELLES // 16' - 2015

A rich and robust interpretation of Langsamer Satz by Anton Webern, composer of the Second Viennese School. The melodic impetus remind the end of the romantic period, particularly well developed by this sensitive and touching ensemble.
A real modernity magnificently revealed by the quartet Les Dissonances.

The Six Bagatelles Opus 9 are composed in 1913 and marked a major break with tradition. The musicians of the quartet Dissonances have perfectly adapted their playing to...

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BRAHMS, SYMPHONY N°2 IN D MAJOR, OP.7 // 42' - 2015

After the slow maturation of the First Symphony, the composition of the second one takes one year and its creation in Vienna by Wagnerian conductor Hans Richter is a success. Everybody find it more understandable and brighter. Brahms himself spoke of " waltze series" or "gay and innocent little symphony"
Yet he said to his publisher Simrock: "I’ve never wrote anything so sad [...]: the partition should be edited with a black frame "; He also wrote to the composer Vinzenz Lachner who...

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MOZART, SERENADE KV. 361 IN B FLAT MAJOR « GRAN PARTITA » // 48' - 2015

Serenade KV 361 in B flat major, called Gran Partita, is a work in seven movements for twelve wind instruments and double bass. Originally devoted to the outdoors, this "Evening Music" goes beyond the spirit of divertimento to get closer from the symphony.
Through its inspiration, the diversity of its forms and its genres, its size and imposing effective, this serenade is considered one of the masterpieces for the chamber music repertoire for wind instruments.

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JEAN SIBELIUS, VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR OP. 47 // 33' - 2015

Sibelius’s music combines popular inspirations with theoretical legacies. The violin concerto, the only the maestro composed, in 1903-1905, is very traditional in form : three movements (fast long, slow, fast short). It opens on small misty waves to the strings while the violin began its first theme. Then the machine starts quickly and the story begins.


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of...

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MOZART, OBOE CONCERTO IN C MAJOR K.314 // 22' - 2015

The existence of an oboe concerto, composed by Mozart in the summer of 1777 for Giuseppe Ferlendis, oboist of the Salzburg chapel, played a few months later by Mozart in Ramm, has always been a certainty. But this concerto was thought lost, until Bernhard Paumgartner discovered it in separate parts at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg in 1920.
Yet it is strictly identical to Flute Concerto in D, K.314, written by Mozart in Mannheim in February 1778 for De Jean. The only difference is the solo...

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MENDELSSOHN: OPENING OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, OP. 21 // 13' - 2015

Felix Mendelssohn was 17 when he first read William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The story inspired him and he composed a sublime score for it... known today as the Overture. Twenty years later, King Frederick William IV of Prussia commissioned Mendelssohn to write a score for a great event combining music, theater and dance. The Overture gives a wonderful musical description of Shakespeare’s magical play. The work begins with pianissimo chords in the wind instruments, but...

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EUGÈNE YSAYE: SONATA N ° 3 FOR SOLO VIOLIN // 9' - 2015

Ysaÿe wanted to compose works for violin alone, reflecting the evolution of the violin techniques and music of his time. In this set of sonatas, he used the main features of early twentieth-century music, such as whole-tone scales, dissonances, and quarter-tones. Ysaÿe also used virtuoso bow and advanced left hand techniques throughout, because he believed that "nowadays the tools of violin mastery, in terms of expression, technique, mechanism, are much more necessary than in days gone by....

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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, CHAMBER SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN E MAJOR. OP. 9 // 22' - 2015

The Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major is an orchestral piece for fifteen solo instruments composed in 1906. Schoenberg composed unstable, irresolvable melodies (like Wagner). He also hated sequences and any form of textual "predictability". He was looking for perpetually changing music that had literally never been heard before. Schoenberg sought new harmonic concepts and developed a counterpoint in which all voices were of equal importance. He used the twelve-tone scale to overcome...

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK: PRELUDE OF HäNSEL AND GRETEL (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 8' - 2015

Engelbert Humperdinck chosed the popular legend of Hansel and Gretel based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale to compose his opera in 3 acts which became his greatest masterpiece. Two children lost in the forest by their parents, attracted by the gingerbread house of an evil witch...

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RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO: PROLOGUE DE PAGLIACCI (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 6' - 2015

The scene takes place an August afternoon in a village of Calabria. In Pagliacci, the author uses the “mise en abyme” process of the dramatic action: The fiction get mixed up with reality when one of the actors takes advantage of the play to settle accounts with his wife’s lover. The music is composed in the “verismo” style, close to Naturalism.
Performed by l’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, musical direction by Enrique Mazzola.

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GUSTAV MALHER, DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 29' - 2015

Mahler draws on the collection « Des Knaben Wunderhorn » traditional German poems to create orchestral songs and voice and piano settings.
Their succession creates a sort of cycle, mini-tales made of childish wonder and philosophical outlook on the world. The composer was fascinated by these “lieders”, a childish passion shared with complicity by the National Orchestra of Ile de France.

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PROKOFIEV, PETER AND THE WOLF (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE ) // 29' - 2015

Pierre plays in the Russian countryside, near the house of his grandfather. A wolf is hanging around and eats the farm’s duck. Pierre managed to tie his tail, then convinces the hunters not to kill him and finally take him to the zoo. There is more fear than harm in this timeless tale that delights young and old thanks to his music so inventive!
There is more fear than harm in this timeless tale that delights young and old thanks to Prokofiev’s inventive music.
Performed by...

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ONCE UPON A TIME... PERFORMED BY L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE // 85' - 2015

The Orchestre National d'Ile de France, directed by Enrique Mazzola, invites us to rediscover 3 tales for yound and old alike. Performed at the Philarmonie de Paris :

- Engelbert Humperdinck: prelude of Hänsel and Gretel (8')
- Ruggero Leoncavallo: Prologue of Pagliacci (6')
- Sergueï Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (29')
- Gustav Malher: des Knaben Wunderhorn (29')

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CHILLY GONZALES & KAISER QUARTET LIVE AT THE GALERIE DE LA BIBLIOTHèQUE DE VERSAILLES // 70' - 2015

The pianist Chilly Gonzales is one of the most interesting and complex musicians of his generation. It’s in a building full of history with an amazing aura that this concert takes place: the galeries of the Bibliothèque de Versailles.
The former Hôtel des Affaires Etrangères in the time of Louis XV, designed by the geographer-engineer Jean-Baptiste Berthier, the library consists of seven linked rooms, where books have replaced the boxes of archives and in which Bachelor's beautifully...

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ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE // 68' - 2015

Stemming from Greek mythology and Latin literature (The Aeneid), the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the incredibly beautiful and painful stories to have been retold over and over again throughout the history of music. From Monteverdi to Offenbach, through Gluck and Berlioz, the myth has gone through many adaptations and never fails to move.
It’s the original Viennese version, composed in 1762 by Christoph Willibald Gluck, that Laurence Equilbey has chosen to perform here in...

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GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS // 103' - 2015

An evening featuring two giants of the nineteenth century: symphonic excerpts from Wagner operas respond to Beethoven’s “Fate” Symphony, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar.
A worthy product of El Sistema (the Venezuelan classical music education programme for children), Gustavo Dudamel has a track record of success as a guest and honorary conductor of leading orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and...

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ELIJAH (MENDELSSOHN) // 133' - 2014

Created in August 1846, at the Birmingham Festival, this oratorio is a real popular success since its first representation, which was aclaimed by two thousand people. It depicts perfectly Mendelssohn’s classical and romantic trends.
The libretto is based on the Old Testament, relating three events of Elijah’s life.
Someone picturesque, with lots of passion and zeal who progresses in the knowledge of God and Himself.
The libretto focuses particularly on the Book of Kings,...

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STEVE REICH / KRISTJAN JäRVI // 98' - 2014

The American composer Steve Reich is known to be one of the pioneers in the field of minimal music. This branch of the classical music is born in the 1960’s in the United-States and is based upon the repetition as composition structure. Steve Reich himself, to interpret some of his most famous compositions (such as “Clapping hands”) joins for this concert the Estonian-American director Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
Recorded at the Salle Pleyel in...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VII // 137' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VI IN VENICE // 70' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VI // 74' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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CHOSTAKOVITCH, CELLO CONCERTO N°1 IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP. 107 // 28' - 2014

Composed in a difficult period of Chostakovich's life who then suffers from poliomyelitis, this concerto is dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich. The musical motif DSCH occurs clearly in this work. In the final Chostakovich used Stalin’s favorite Russian melody, “Suliko”, but deforming it in an ironic gloomy way to show that even long time after the death of Stalin, Chostakovich had not forgotten the persecutions from whom he was the victim.


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BRAHMS: SYMPHONY N°3 IN F-MAJOR OP. 90 // 35' - 2014

Composed in 1883 in Wiesbaden, Symphony No.3 aroused a great deal of enthusiasm, especially from Hans Richter, who nicknamed it the Eroica. The work was inspired by Schumann, and angered Wagner fans when it was played for the first time. Scored for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion, the symphony consists of four movements.

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David...

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SCHUBERT, STRING QUARTET N° 15 IN G MAJOR D.887, OP. 161 // 47' - 2014

This string Quartet, written by Franz Schubert in ten days in June 1826, is the fifth and final composed for this kind of ensemble. This quartet is characterized by its polyphonic extent, its contrasts and structural complexity. It includes four movements : Allegro molto moderato, Andante un poco moto, scherzo Allegro vivace, Allegro assai

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist...

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ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG, CHAMBER SYMPHONY N°2, OP. 38 // 23' - 2014

The chamber symphony op.38 # 2 is an orchestral work written in 1939. Schönberg began its composing shortly after the first symphony, but finished it 33 years later. This partition is the witness of a musical turnaround in the late 30’s: the composer have successively explored tonal music and twelve-tone technique.

Schoenberg composed unstable, irresolvable melodies (like Wagner). He also hated sequences and any form of textual "predictability". He was looking for perpetually...

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BRAHMS: SYMPHONY N ° 1 IN C MINOR, OP.68 // 46' - 2014

Johannes Brahms composed his first symphony late in life, beginning it in 1862 and completing in 1876. Legend has it that his decision to tackle the genre was prompted by his finding a pen on Ludwig van Beethoven’s tomb in 1862. It represented the return to the great classical symphony, while fashion was for "Programme music" of the late Romantics and the last operas of Richard Wagner.

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart,...

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HENRI DUTILLEUX, MYSTÈRE DE L'INSTANT // 24' - 2014

Dutilleux has proposed to seize the moment to organize musical time differently.
The word "mystery" should be understood in its broadest sense, without excluding its spiritual resonance. As sometimes said Henri Dutilleux, the act of writing music is similar to a ceremony, "with its mystery and magic." How one idea rather than another comes up to be an evidence during the creation-making?

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The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of...

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HENRI DUTILLEUX : AINSI LA NUIT (THUS THE NIGHT) // 21' - 2014

Composed between 1971 and 1977, Henri Dutilleux wrote this string quartet in memory of the American art-lover Ernest Sussman. It is comprised of seven sections, first created in isolation and then linked by "parentheses". This unique quartet illustrates the concept of memory through the principle of variation and prefiguration and, whilst being entirely of its own time, challenges composition in the tradition of the Viennese school.

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The...

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MOZART, CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN N°1, N°2, N°3, N°4, N°5 // 112' - 2014

Passionate about freedom and sharing and eschewing conservatism, Les Dissonances brings the freshness back to Mozart’s five violin concertos. Led by David Grimal's Stradivarius, the twenty-six-piece ensemble reveals the luminosity and virtuosity of these works.
Composed in his youth, the violin concertos are Mozart’s first attempts at this musical form. Although concertos 1 and 2 are still inspired by the “gallant” style, those that follow show greater complexity and mastery.
This...

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LAURENCE EQUILBEY, ACCENTUS & INSULA ORCHESTRA : CORONATION MASS (MOZART) // 73' - 2014

For this concert recorded at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, Laurence Equilbey has compiled a programme combining major works from the repertoire and unusual discoveries.
First, the famous Coronation Mass by Mozart, heard for the first time at the coronation of Emperor Leopold (but composed 12 years beforehand). The performance reveals the grandiose and extrovert nature of the work, without forgetting the most tender and intimate passages dedicated to the soloists.
Then come two...

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SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER CONDUCTS BACH, HAENDEL & RAMEAU // 107' - 2014

The English conductor John Eliot Gardiner conducts The English Baroque Soloists on period instruments, within the prestigious setting of the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

An exceptional musical programme, bringing together three emblematic sacred works by 3 of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
Three temperaments, three musical styles:
- The great Motet In Convertendo by Jean-Philippe RAMEAU
- The cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S. BACH
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BARTOK & BEETHOVEN // 100' - 2013

The Orchestre National de France, conducted by Bernard Haitink, proposes a two-part concert to pay tribute to two great composers :

- Béla Bartók : Concerto for orchestra BB 123
- Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony n°3 of half flat opus 55 , the so-called "Eroica"

The first concerto by Bartok is one of his most important pieces. From beginning to end, the music gradually changes from heavy and gloomy emotions to a positive vitality for life.
Then,...

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THE CHILDHOOD OF CHRIST (BERLIOZ) // 103' - 2013

This oratorio for soloists, choir, orchestra and organ, composed in 1854 by the French composer Hector Berlioz, recounts three scenes of the Christ’s life, from his birth to his 30 years old : Herod’s Dream, The Flight to Egypt and The Arrival at Sais.
Filmed at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris, this concert conducted by James Colon (director of the Los Angeles Opera) is in memory of the famous conductor Sir Colin Davis, who played an important role in rediscovering the...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK V // 70' - 2013

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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GÉRARD GRISEY, VORTEX TEMPORUM // 47' - 2013

Abolish the material in favor of pure duration is a dream I have been pursuing for many years. Vortex Temporum is maybe an arpeggio in space and time, beyond our acoustic window, and that my memory has left swirling through months…


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David Grimal. The musical ensemble without conductor, has an absolute liberty of programming choices....

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SCHUBERT, SYMPHONIE N°8 "UNFINISHED" // 24' - 2013

Because it has only two movements, it is still known as the "Unfinished Symphony" (German: Die Unvollendete). It seems surprising that Schubert was unable to compose two other movements to complete a symphony so firmly initiated. How to understand this sudden decline of his musical inspiration? To this question, several hypotheses have been advanced, but the most credible one remains the discovery by Schubert of his syphilis.


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JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU, LE GRAND THÉÂTRE DE L'AMOUR // 102' - 2013

Love is everywhere and forever. The world of Baroque opera is certainly no exception, because whether they are Gods or men, nobody can escape Cupid's arrows.
Sabine Devieilhe and Alexis Kossenko selected the most beautiful movements from Rameau’s operas to let us feel the pleasures and the torments of love. Sabine Devieilhe sings all the roles, giving voice to voluptuous mistresses, languishing queens and offended goddesses.
Innocent or lustful, happy or desperate, from hope to...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN B FLAT MAJOR, OP. 60 // 33' - 2013

In the Autumn of 1806, Beethoven was staying in Silesia with his main patron, Prince Lichnowsky, who gave him a large allowance and showed a great deal of interest in him. This friendship ended with a violent quarrel, provoked by Beethoven, who refused to play for visiting French officers (Germany being then occupied by Napoleon).
The Fourth Symphony is the only one of Beethoven’s works that was commissioned. While he was staying with Lichnowsky, a neighbouring lord, Count von...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY N°8 IN F MAJOR, OP. 93 // 25' - 2013

Beethoven spent the summer of 1812 in Bohemia, in the spas of Teplitz and Carlsbad. It was in Teplitz, where he wrote his famous love letter to his "Immortal Beloved," that he composed most of the Eighth Symphony, continuing immediately on from the Seventh.
The symphony is distinguished by its simplicity and its overall duration, which returns to the classical proportions of the First Symphony. Only the finale brings a little extravagance, contrasting with the conventional form of the...

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BRAHMS, SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR, OP. 98 // 40' - 2013

Unlike the two previous symphonies, that were created in Vienna, this symphony was premiered on the 25th of October 1885 in Meiningen by the Meininger Hofkapelle under the direction of the composer, and it was a success. Brahms and Hans von Bülow, conductor of the Meiningen orchestra, then took it in turns to conduct the orchestra during a tour of Germany and the Netherlands. Before the public premier, the symphony was unveiled at a private concert in a version for two pianos, played by Brahms...

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BRAHMS: STRING SEXTET NO.1 IN B-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 18 // 38' - 2013

This sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos was completed in 1860 in Ham. Nicknamed the "Spring Sextet”, the first two movements have a pastoral air. This work has to be played with exceptional commitment to reveal its true nature, which is exactly what Les Dissonances do here. It is driven by a simplicity, energy and nobility that reflect Brahms’ tormented soul at that time. Incidentally, Louis Malle used the sextet in his film "The Lovers".


DAVID GRIMAL & LES...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY # 3 OP. 55, «EROICA» // 49' - 2013

Beethoven firstly devoted this symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte but the composer gave up this idea when he learned that the first consul was crowned emperor. He then renamed it in memory of a great man, though it has been finally dedicated to his main patron, the Prince of Lobkowitz. This symphony is one of Beethoven's most popular and forshadows the musical Romantism.


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a...

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VLADIMIR COSMA AT THE GRAND REX // 121' - 2013

An anthology of the best movie soundtracks composed by Vladimir Cosma , performed by l'Orchestre National de Belgique and les Choeurs du 7ème art.
The Genius child coming from a musicians family in Bucharest made the conservatory in Romania then entered the Paris Conservatory in 1964. His first film score will be that of Alexander the Blessed, then he will sign the great success worldwide known : The tall blond with a black chuassure, Diva, The adventures of Rabbi Jacob, La Boum, La...

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THE OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGY // 2 x 43' - 2013

During this special concert, recorded in the birthplace of the composer of "La Vie Parisienne", Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, perform some of Jacques Offenbach’s greatest works, as well as extracts from the "The Rhine Nixies", an opera in German in which we already see the full force of the composer’s orchestration.
A "bilingual" concert, sparkling with joy and good humour.
Symphonic and operatic excerpts: The Rhine Nixies, La Belle Hélène, Fantasio, Grand...

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PETER AND THE WOLF // 30' - 2013

Rediscover the most famous masterpiece of classical music: "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev in a wonderful new and innovative adaptation, especially for children.

This 30-minute film cleverly mixes live music and animation, with the complicity of the Orchestre National de France, conducted by Maestro Daniele Gatti.

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK IV // 63' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK II // 70' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK III // 68' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY N°6 OP. 68, "PASTORAL" // 43' - 2012

Unlike most of Beethoven’s works, the 6th symphony refers to real world themes and wild nature phenomenons, hence "Pastoral". Created in Vienna on december 22nd 1808, its structure is not the classical one for a symphony : five movements instead of four, each one illustrating a particular episode of the countryside life.

I - Allegro ma non troppo
II - Andante molto moto
III – Allegro
IV - Allegro
V – Allegretto


DAVID GRIMAL &...

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HAYDN, "SUNRISE" QUARTET, OP.76, NO. 4 // 20' - 2012

The "Sunrise" quartet owes its name to the theme that begins the work: it evokes the special moment when the light shines forth beginning a new and inevitably joyous and unforgettable day, if we are to believe the dazzling acceleration of this quartet.
It is part of a group of six quartets, composed at the same time as "The Creation" and dedicated to Count Joseph Erdödy, the autograph scores of which have been lost.
Along with Op.20, this set, remarkable in its perfection,...

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MOZART’S MASS IN C CONDUCTED BY LAURENCE EQUILBEY // 61' - 2012

This "Mass in C" is no ordinary concert. We are the special guests at a magical moment in the company of one of the world’s greatest conductors and some of its most talented soloists and musicians.
The wonderful and secret Grand Séminaire chapel in Issy les Moulineaux is only open to the public on Heritage Days. Within this sacred, intimate and grandiose chapel - three adjectives that also fit Mozart’s "Mass in C" – Laurence Equilbey leads both the Accentus choir and the Insula...

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ANTOINE’S FOUR SEASONS // 26' - 2012

Ten year-old Anthony has red hair, as did Antonio Vivaldi. For his birthday, his grandfather gives him a book. He would have preferred a video game, but what can you expect from a grandfather who spends his time building violins in his workshop? But this is a magic book! When you draw in it, it plays the Four Seasons: it’s an activity book, a herbarium, a sketchbook... The orchestra playing the music is inside the book, on the other side of each page... drawings come to life and join the...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK I // 42' - 2011

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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BEETHOVEN, STRING QUARTER N° 9, IN C MAJOR, OP.59 N°3 // 30' - 2011

One of Beethoven's most beautiful string quartets performed by exceptional musicians.
Composed in 1806 and published in January 1808, it is the last of the three quartets dedicated to Prince Andrey Razumovsky, whose name it bears.
This quartet was composed during the very productive year of 1806, which also saw the composition of the two other quartets in the same opus (Nos. 7 and 8), the Fourth Piano Concerto, the Fourth Symphony and the Violin Concerto. It is the only one of the...

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HECTOR BERLIOZ AT THE ROYAL OPERA OF VERSAILLES // 81' - 2011

In 1848 Berlioz conducted a concert at Versailles for the inauguration of the Paris-Versailles railway line. The audience was very large: more than 400 musicians and singers took part and the ticket was coupled with a train ticket to and from the capital.
In tribute, Marc Minkowski is making the golden ceilings of Versailles resound once again with the music of Berlioz. He has invited two exceptional soloists to perform in this space, whose acoustics were well known to the composer: Anne...

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FRANCESCO TRISTANO - TAKE AWAY SHOW // 2'50'' + 5'40'' - 2011

In an empty theatre, a young pianist named Francesco Tristano sits alone on stage at his piano, playing a Bach piece with quiet confidence.
Then comes an improvisation on piano and machines.
A ballet develops between the camera and the classical pianist during these two Take Away concerts.

- J.S. Bach : Partita No. 1 in B flat Major BWV 825 | A take away Show (2’50’’)
- Tristano Introit | A take away Show (5’40’’)

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VIVALDI, THE FOUR SEASONS OP.8 / ASTOR PIAZZOLA, FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES // 68' - 2010

Live recording of the dialogue between Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, op.8 and Astor Piazzola's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
Performed by David Grimal and Les Dissonances

I Concerto n°1 en mi majeur, RV 269 La primavera
II verano Porteno
III Cocerto n°2 en sol mineur, RV315 L'Estate"
IV Otono Porteno
V Concerto n°3 en Fa majeur RV 293 "L'autunno"
VI Invierno Porteno
VII Concerto N°4 en fa majeur, RV 297
VIII L'invierno,...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN C MAJOR, OP. 21 // 27' - 2010

Although still in the style of Mozart and Haydn, the audacious form and orchestration of Beethoven's First Symphony marks a turning point from the classical technique.
The third movement, classical manner "menuetto", is close to a Romantic scherzo: the tempo is much faster than a traditional menuet. The symphony was initially criticized for heavy musical score, particularly in the winds, but was acclaimed by audiences and quickly became one of Beethoven’s most popular works.

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 7 IN A MAJOR, OP. 92 // 43' - 2010

Beethoven uses an extraordinary palette of rhythms, colours and nuances in this work, increasing the contrasts and creating a sensation of perpetual motion. Wagner said "this symphony is the apotheosis of dance itself." This dancing character reaches its peak in the final, Dionysian scherzo. Yet at its creation, it was the second movement, a slow and solemn march, which excited the most admiration and enthusiasm.

I - Poco Sostenuto - vivace
II - Allegretto
III -...

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THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS // 26' - 2010

Every night, a father tells his son a bedtime story to help him fall asleep. Like a challenge, the child always choses the same book, a serious book with score sheets, photos of the Orchestra and drawings of animals - the book is "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens.
This book which seems a little austere, is transformed by the complicity of the father and his son, it becomes animated, it plays music : The Carnival of the Animals comes to life.

A story for...

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ODES TO ST. CECILIA // 87' - 2009

Saint-Cécilia’s Odes by Haydn, Haendel & Purcell rehearsed in Paris & played in the MC2’s wood auditorium in Grenoble for Purcell’s, Haydn’s and Haendel’s year.

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THE GLORIA, VIVALDI // 48' - 2009

In a small town in northern Italy, at early dusk, Sara Mingardo joins Rinaldo Alessandrini in the church where he is recording the Gloria by Vivaldi, with the singers and the musicians of the Concerto Italiano.

With the score sheet in her hands, Sara follows with care the different pieces of the famous Gloria RV 589 (and several variations of the lesser known Gloria RV 588).
The beauty of the music and Sara's imagination carry her away and she finds herself imagining the...

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SNARKY PUPPY AT THE OLYMPIA: CUCHA VULCHA // 105' - 2017

In concert on May 18, 2017 at the Olympia
Based in Brooklyn but formed in Texas, the Snarky Puppy collective is considered by Rolling Stone to be "one of the most exciting groups on the stage today". In this concert they give us an album in which Motown meets Bombay and Dallas church music is tinged with South American sounds. An irresistible combination of funk and groove!

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NOGA EREZ - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 43' - 2017

With one of the most exciting electro albums of the year, Noga Erez skilfully integrates the sounds of her hometown, Tel Aviv, with those she creates in her head, her music - a fascinating mixture to be discovered live, with her band, at the Arte Concert Festival.

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MOURN - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 42' - 2017

In the tradition of PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Sleater Kinney, the Catalonian quartet formed around teen duo Jazz Rodriguez Bueno and Carla Pérez know how to get the Gaité Lyrique moving with their edgy rock and haunting riffs.

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MISS KITTIN - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 80' - 2017

One of the figureheads of French techno, after a career spanning more than twenty years, DJ Miss Kittin continues to set the dance floors ablaze in France and beyond with her furious mixes. Count on her to ignite that of Gaité Lyrique for the last evening of the festival!

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JAMIE LEE - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 31' - 2017

Without his group, but accompanied by a cellist, the voice behind Money delivers a solo performance poised mid-way between orchestral pop and folk. A brilliant songwriter, Jamie Lee captures the audience like nobody else with his subtle British cynicism.

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FACTORY FLOOR - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 61' - 2017

Formed in London in 2005, Factory Floor navigate between post-industrial electro, acid house and minimal techno. Accompanied by a live drummer, the English duo immerses the Gaité Lyrique in the heady tracks from their latest album, 25 25, and their eponymous album released in 2013.

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DANNY DAZE B2B SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 95' - 2017

What better to end the electro night than a b2b between Danny Daze, DJ an American producer from Miami whose style, anchored in the techno of Detroit, has been winning people’s hearts since his emergence at the age of 14, and Simian Mobile Disco, British electronic music duo and production team with a dazzling career spanning ten years.

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RONE LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS // 90' - 2017

In the space of a few years, Erwan Castex, alias Rone, a free spirit of the French electro scene, musician, producer and influential DJ, has led techno down new paths of sensuality. Counting Agoria amongst his earliest fans, he’s gained recognition in particular through Tohu Bohu and Creatures, his latest album, which has been unanimously praised by the critics in France and abroad.

If Rone sculpts sweeping electronic landscapes behind his machines in the studio, when performing...

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POCKET PARTIES // 48 x 26’ - 2016 - 2008

POCKET PARTIES are completely acoustic concerts held in private venues (mainly apartments) for audiences of up to 50 fans, chosen at random.
Twenty nine concerts have already taken place, featuring Vampire Weekend, Beirut, Beach House, Tinariwen, Plants and Animals, Nils Frahm and Melingo.

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ELMER FOOD BEAT // 77' - 2016

On June 21, 2016, Elmer Food Beat celebrated its 30th anniversary. After selling a million records, after gold and platinum albums, a sell-out concert at Olympia, a Victoires de la Musique award, more than 900 concerts (with audiences of 20 to 20,000 people), millions of kilometres travelled and thousands of girls loved, they are still every bit as happy to be on stage!

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FOALS AT THE OLYMPIA // 75' - 2016

Performances by Yannis Philippakis and his band are legendary for their rage, power and pure rock energy. All of which are perfectly demonstrated in this truly electric concert, which features Yannis diving off the Olympia balcony and crowd surfing across the stalls!

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THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS // 882 x 3’ to 10’ - 2015-2006

Created in April 2006 by Chryde with the help of the director Vincent Moon, THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS invites artists to play acoustic gigs in impromptu locations in an urban setting.
Shot in one take with ambient sound they allow us to hear the music in a different way, to see the artist in a unique and authentic context, and to document the relationship between cities and music.
Shot in Paris, London, New York and Austin, there are more than 600 TAKE AWAY SHOWS available, including...

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ELEPHANZ // 61' - 2015

Since their remarkable performance at Rennes Trans-Musicales in 2010, Elephanz has been going from strength to strength with live appearances on radio stations and concerts throughout France. On stage, the band consists of Jonathan on lead vocals and electric guitar, his brother Maxime on backing vocals and keyboards, Clément on drums, and Thibaud on bass and trumpet. Their technique is well-established, their message clearly stated. The result is a mixture of unstoppable records. The texts are...

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DIVIDERS AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 28' - 2015

The leader, Ismaël, gathered a quartet inspired by classic Americana, twisted in a deafening antifolk. Traumatized by Lee Hazlewood, The Gun Club, Marc Bolan and Violent femmes, Dividers accelerate and purify these folk melodies. The melancholic songwritting and nonchalant voice merge with Fuzz howling and powerful rhythm section.
Dividers has no frame, is not based on any artifice, doesn’t play with trend.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team,...

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FRUSTRATION AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 41' - 2015

Album after album, concert after concert, Frustration conquered the audience with its rock electro cold guitar atmospheres. The band is carried away by the exceptional voice and charisma of Fabrice, a singer that Ian Curtis would have not denied! A band to follow for sure !

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and original attraction in the middle of...

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AVENUE Z AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 27' - 2015

Lucien and Agnes Vibration crossed one day in a Beckett alley, Antoine (Secte Du Future / Catholic spray). In triangular formation, they are slipping towards the black hole they decide to undertake. Gloomy synthetic ripple and moog synth-fuzz guitar for this postmodern garage band. French ultra-dark inspiration and always (more than ever) magnetic! They are taking us into a teenage delirium with existential questions about alchemists.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by...

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REGAL AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 32' - 2015

This French Garage trio, discovery of the label Born Bad, is not afraid to chop melodies that overcome with emotion on sophisticated arrangements full of energy !

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and original attraction in the middle of the touristic summer season. The association La Nef des Fous, organize, every first week-end of august, for three...

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FOREVER PAVOT AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 40' - 2015

Inrocks say that his latest album is "psychedelic, cinematic ... a great dream machine". Forever Pavot is an enigmatic character who sings in French and whose melodies plunge you into atmosphere known but ever new : Ennio Morricone, John Barry or Pink Floyd. A delicious concert in the sweetness of summer.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and...

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KRAMIES // 35' - 2015

This songwriter from Colorado (USA) came to light thanks to his romantic style and his aura of dreams and fantasy tales, striking the balance it creates between surreal cheerfulness and melancholy. He signed in 2011 with the Australian Hidden Shoal Recordings and became known to the general public on the international scene with the EP "The Wooden Heart" in 2013. With this success he recorded an acoustic album. In 2014 he notes again with a piano recording of some pieces he called "The Folklore...

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A SINGER MUST DIE // 86' - 2015

Originally formed by the duo Philippe Le Guern and Manuel Ferrer, A Singer Must Die - which takes its name from a Leonard Cohen’s song– is quickly known in United Kingdom.They composed a first album in 2007 Today , it's a wonderfull day, published on the Scottish indie label Grand Harmonium. Hailed by critics and noticed for his qualities of storytelling, the duo export to England for some BBC radio sessions and a series of concerts.
In 2011, Manuel Ferrer meets Regis Martel on drums,...

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MATTHEW E. WHITE AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE // 68' - 2015

From Burt Bacharach to Lee Hazlewood and Ike Turner, Matthew E. White has probably listened, dissected and analyzed every orchestral pop song of the last sixty years. A soul lover and groove aesthete, his own compositions are on a par with the hits that inspire him. A groovy, warm, smooth concert.

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FRANZ FERDINAND & SPARKS AT THE BATACLAN IN PARIS // 79' - 2015

Take one of the greatest British pop groups of the last 20 years, put them together with a group 20 years their senior and you end up with FFS, or the supergroup concept taken to the extreme! A legendary and electric concert by Franz Ferdinand and Sparks in front of a captivated audience!

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RUN THE JEWELS AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 49' - 2015

In 2015, Run The Jewels won were showered with awards and acclaim for their rich and intelligent hip-hop. On stage, Killer Mike and El-P are the kind of duo they don’t make any more: they pass the ball, bouncing flows back and forth with incredible skill. It's good, it's funny, it's powerful.

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ARCHIVE AT LA CARRIÈRE IN NANTES // 78' - 2015

An unusual place in which to film Archive’s equally unusual music! Large windows, a mixture of metal structures and light wood: the refined architecture of the Nantes La Carrière concert hall is a wonderful setting for the British band’s progressive rock, its lightshow and elaborate melodies.

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ANDREW BIRD AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÈ DE LA MUSIQUE // 86' - 2015

Violinist, singer and composer from Illinois, Andrew Bird is a virtuoso whose skill and arrangements are as dazzling in the studio as they are live. The grandiose setting of La Philharmonie provides the perfect acoustics for this precious selection of indie-folk songs, which are both graceful and touching.

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ALT-J AT THE CHAPELLE DES BEAUX-ARTS IN PARIS // 70' - 2015

An exceptional concert in an exceptional setting! The young English band rolls out its tumultuous rock in the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts, a museum that still contains copies of famous sculptures. A magnificent venue of monumental size, the perfect setting for the group’s almost sacred music and vocal interplay.

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ALEX AUGIER OQOP_000 // 79' - 2014

Electronic musician Alex Augier explores digital aesthetics in a transversal prism, including sound and music as well as visual and formal elements. These elements interact within the stage space and take the form of audiovisual performances.
The presence of the performer on stage participates in the intentions transmitted by the devices. He defends a global vision of the creative process in which design, technology and programming form an integral part of the artistic project.

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ASTON VILLA, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT // 98' - 2014

This group from the Paris suburbs hits the road slowly but surely since 1994.Their incantatory rock made them one of the most unique band of the French scene. After two studio albums, "Bonne Nouvelle" and "Extraversion" and a live recording, Aston Villa was awarded « Discovery of the Year » by the prestigious French Victories of Music. A new album in 2014 and the tours keep going in the most famous venues…


TRACK LIST ACCOUSTIC TOUR
Le baiser, Le code, Wash my soul,...

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DAMON ALBARN AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, SALLE PLEYEL // 60' - 2014

With his groups Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and through his numerous collaborations with renowned artists, Damon Albarn is one of the most complete and talented artists of his generation.
An exceptional concert, featuring Tony Allen, the master of Afrobeat!

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DARKSIDE AT THE STEREOLUX IN NANTES // 74' - 2014

A radiant, large-scale show in which the music rules supreme! In a venue turned into a pure sound box, the musicians are mostly in darkness or surrounded by a thick pall of smoke: they become mysterious figures embodied by fragile moments.

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FOXYGEN AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 45' - 2014

Foxygen would like to have been around in the 1970s. They draw inspiration for their melodies, arrangements, haircuts and eccentric jackets from the golden age of glam and psychedelic rock. Glorious and jubilant orchestral pop songs, pure eccentricity, and joy by the mile!

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KWAMIE LIV AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 12' - 2014

Zambia, Turkey, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa... Before settling in Copenhagen, Danish musician Kwamie Liv lived everywhere. The singer’s many and varied influences are all combined in the melting pot of his ethereal songs, between soul and electro, close to the compositions of Lana Del Rey. A beautiful voice and a great stage presence.

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LYKKE LI AT THE TRIANON IN PARIS // 33' - 2014

From exuberant pop songs to ambitious, melancholy tracks, Swedish musician Lykke Li proves the extent of her talent and the wealth of her palette. A mature, controlled performance from start to finish, in which the lightshow reinforces the mysterious, almost mystical dimension of her songs.

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OUGHT AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 30' - 2014

Canadian band Ought plays tense, nervy, decisive rock. Music to dance to nonetheless, thanks to a devilishly effective supple bass and an incredible singer, Tim Darcy, whose offhand manner, reminiscent of Talking Heads’ David Byrne, gives this classy rock its spice.

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PERFECT PUSSY AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 23' - 2014

Punk of the kind they don’t make any more! Perfect Pussy concerts are superfast and super-energetic! Songs lasting 2 minutes apiece, strung together without a break, like a stream of uppercuts dealt by Meredith Graves, who leaps, rants, lashes out and leaves everyone stunned and blown away!

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SÉBASTIEN TELLIER AT THE STEREOLUX IN NANTES // 73' - 2014

Sébastien Tellier can do everything, including anything. His concerts are as fun as they are beautiful, ranging from heartbreaking songs such as La Ritournelle to cracks about the music industry. This concert, filmed in Nantes during the tour accompanying the album Avventura, shows him in all his splendour.

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SON LUX AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 44' - 2014

Listening to his intimate records, seeing his slender form hunched over his piano, it’s hard to imagine the insane force of Son Lux concerts. But thanks to a drummer and guitarist of breathtaking precision and presence, we get to experience the full extent of their power.

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THE NOTWIST AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 45' - 2014

After an absence of many years, the Dutch band is back again, true to its past works and resolutely turned towards the future. This concert reveals a band in great shape, lacking nothing of its previous youthful energy.

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THE SPECIALS AT THE BATACLAN IN PARIS // 71' - 2014

One of the most important British bands of the 70's and 80's, a symbol of the political commitment of the time and the musical opening up of pop. With hits like Ghost town, A Message to you Rudy and Gangsters, they made Ska popular in Europe. This historic concert at the Bataclan is a moment of pure joy and celebration.

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CARIBOU AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 74' - 2014

He has a PhD in maths and can play almost any instrument. His early albums were also quiet indie pop wonders. But it was when he moved on to Electronica that Dan Snaith, a.k.a Caribou, really found his vocation.
A concert with a now legendary balloon release!

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ALEXIS TAYLOR AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 39' - 2014

Performing solo, the lead singer of Hot Chip abandons his group’s high-energy dance-beat rhythms for wistful ballads reminiscent of Carole King and Randy Newman sung simply at the piano. Within the majestic setting of the Cité de la Musique, this concert is an intimate and wonderful moment of beauty.

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ALT-J AT THE CASINO DE PARIS // 72' - 2014

Sinuous, unpredictable indie rock and a dense, intense show! Their first album, released in 2012, gave this young English band from Leeds access to stages around the world. Within months, they became the toast of Europe and won the prestigious British Mercury Prize. In 2014, the band released their second album and have been playing legendary venues ever since.

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HEART OF GLASS, HEART OF GOLD FESTIVAL // 12' - 2014

This movie presents the Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold festival. It's a young french festival who takes place in a camping in the south of France.
Featuring : Fear of Men, Matt Elliot, Cheveux, Mondkoff, Moodoid, Public Service Broadcasting

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MERMONTE : ONAMISSION // 28' - 2014

Onamission' is a musical trip in four measures alongside the French band Mermonte.
Somewhere between fiction and documentary, as music stands in the front, replacing the dialogues, we drift away with the band in this road-trip to an unknown destination.

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JOHNNY CASH - OUT AMONG THE STARS // 16' - 2014

A film about Johnny Cash's "Out Among The Stars" With Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty & Local Natives.

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JANE BIRKIN SINGS GAINSBOURG VIA JAPAN // 106' - 2013

On the stage of the sumptuous Monaco Opera House, Jane Birkin pays tribute to Serge Gainsbourg on the 20th anniversary of his death. For the first time, Charlotte Gainsbourg joins her mother on stage, as well as singers Abd Al Malik and Miossec.
She is accompanied by the Japanese musicians she met during a charity concert in Japan, following the Fukushima disaster : pianist Nobuyuki Nakajima, violonist Hoshiko Yamane, drums Ichiro Onoe and trumpet Takuma Sakamoto.
Jane was Serge's...

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SUPERPOZE // 49' - 2013

Gabriel Legeleux, performing as one-man-band "Superpoze", brings soft and rhythmed music to the public's ears. The beatmaker's creation may be difficult to be defined as a precise genre, closer to a fusion of hip-hop, pop, jazz and electonic style.
The concert was shown in the Scopitone Festival of Nantes in 2013, a growing french festival which presents electronic music and digital arts.

Recorded at the Scopitone Festival.

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JAGWAR MA AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 46' - 2013

Australian group Jagwar Ma’s recalls the best English alternative rock anthems of the 90s: danceable, colourful, psychedelic pop, reminiscent of the best Primal Scream and the Stone Roses songs and an incredibly energetic stage show.

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JAMES BLAKE AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE // 51' - 2013

James Blake has invented a new sound: ethereal, warm vocals, syncopated and minimalist rhythms, intoxicating textures... it’s pocket soul, compressed and distilled to the limit. The Cité de la Musique is the perfect setting for these amazingly modern and delicately timeless tracks.

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YOUTH LAGOON AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 53' - 2013

The story of Youth Lagoon is that of a boy who started recording timid songs in his bedroom. After 3 albums, he is now an accomplished artist who has extended his melodies into tracks worthy of Mercury Rev and Modest Mouse.

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COLIN STETSON AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 40' - 2013

When Colin Stetson plays the saxophone, he smashes the syrupy slow ballad clichés and redefines the relationship between the body and the instrument. Through circular breathing, Stetson produces heady, muffled layers to create a powerful, overwhelming, exhilarating and totally unique sound.

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BATHS AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 42' - 2013

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VANESSA PARADIS: A PRIVATE CONCERT // 26' - 2013

For the last 25 years, Vanessa Paradis has been a bright and steady fixture in the French pop firmament. A teenage star, she has continually reinvented herself and collaborated with the greatest writers and composers of the moment, including Serge Gainsbourg and Lenny Kravitz… So it comes as no surprise to find Benjamin Biolay backing Vanessa on her 6th studio album, entitled “Love Songs”. Love songs, yes. But also songs about break-ups, songs in which hope rubs shoulders with nostalgia (as in...

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MINA TINDLE AT THE BOUFFES DU NORD IN PARIS // 48' - 2012

She’s been named as one of the most talented French artists of the moment by JP Nataf and The National. Building her tracks upon vocal overlays or simple handclaps, she constructs beautiful, rich and delicately drawn musical pop edifices.

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BEN HOWARD AT THE CASINO DE PARIS // 64' - 2012

The gentle surfer is full of surprises: beneath the laidback exterior lies a solid musical background, with major references to John Martyn. He has continued to hone his song-writing skills, emerging as one of the most unique talents in years.

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WILD BEASTS AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 72' - 2012

With their completely unique sound and swooping vocals… the group takes us further into its own emotional sexual universe; the Wild Beasts’ songs are about desire, the mysterious and dark object that obsesses us and drives us over the edge. Recording their last album, Smother, in Wales did little to cool the ardour of Hayden Thorpe’s vocals and their sound retains every bit of its accustomed warmth. With their own brand of light, wistful folk-pop, there’s something of both Beach House and Thom...

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OTHER LIVES AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 62' - 2012

Produced by Joey Waronker, the members of Other Lives grew up together in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a little town on the Great Plains in the heart of the Bible Belt. Jesse Tabish, who writes most of the band’s songs, has drawn on Americana to present us with a graceful and pastoral album. But still waters run deep: in 2012 the boys from Oklahoma were invited to support Radiohead on their American tour…

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HOT CHIP AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 77' - 2012

Hot Chip return to Paris, for the Days Off Festival with their newly released fifth album, In our heads, which proves once more that the group isn’t a hit machine but explorers of the hidden depths of pop and electronic music. It’s hard to stop yourself dancing to their latest offering: Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor ventured out alone, performing solo and with other groups, in order to return to their original configuration this year with renewed vigour. No snobs, the multi-instrumentalists...

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CAMILLE AT THE OLYMPIA // 86' - 2012

Camille is at the Olympia for the release of “Ilo Veyou”, a sincere, touching and accomplished album. At the head of a choir of children, taking classically trained musicians down the path to pop, adopting whatever style appeals to her from Medieval folk to an Edith Piaf parody, from witty little ballads to nursery rhymes... And always, always, the writing that zigzags between metaphors too ethereal to be caught in flight and realities put too bluntly to be immediately taken in. Camille has...

Pop/Rock/Techno/Electro/Rap
CHARLES BRADLEY AT THE CIGALE // 53' - 2012

How sweet revenge can be. Look at this man, who has gathered up all his lost years, who has shaped them with hope, with patience and whose moment has finally come. Look at him, this sixty-year-old man, who’d bring any kid to his knees. Watch him kneel himself at the very first song, his eyes full of tears as though thanking heaven for the opportunity to sing at last, pouring his heart out as though it were his first and last chance.
Look at his sincerity, his strength, his energy. Look...

Pop/Rock/Techno/Electro/Rap
DIRTY PROJECTORS AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 56' - 2012

When Amber and two backing singers went into “Beautiful Mother” at the Gaîté Lyrique, there was that unexpected harmony between three voices thrown together on the spur of the moment, combining and giving rise to something else, something more.
Dirty Projectors is above all the work of an inconoclast, of an artist just crazy enough to produce a musical sap like nothing else. Unless it’s an ensemble that gets its strength from a bold assembly of sundry talents and conflicting voices. Is...

Pop/Rock/Techno/Electro/Rap
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND AT THE “LES FEMMES S’EN MELENT” FESTIVAL // 70' - 2012

It’s impossible to sum up Shara Worden, a.k.a My Brightest Diamond, in one word. Her persona, her music, her performance are always changing as she juggles genres, incorporating snatches of opera, classical, indie rock, folk and experimental music. She’s toured for a long time in a duo, armed only with her voice and a drummer: herself a one woman band, playing guitar, autoharp, mbira, ukulele and kalimba, her drummer providing the rest. But here in Paris she is supported by a whole orchestra,...

Pop/Rock/Techno/Electro/Rap
PATRICK WATSON AT THE CABARET SAUVAGE // 55' - 2012

A few years ago, Patrick Watson liked to go down into the audience wearing a bunch of megaphones on his shoulders. At the Cabaret Sauvage, he began on a darkened stage, the instruments lit by a pair of gloves studded with tiny lightbulbs. “Lighthouse” ended in a blaze of trumpets, tumult and dazzling suns.
Patrick Watson orchestrates each song and gives it it’s own special staging. The crowd comes on board, joining in the chorus in an approximate English and creating a convivial...

Pop/Rock/Techno/Electro/Rap
BAXTER DURY AT LA MAROQUINERIE // 56' - 2011

A concert to coincide with the release of the album “Happy Soup”. The Baxter/Madelaine combo works brilliantly: there’s a real complicity between the musicians and the band are obviously enjoying themselves. The director has given himself a free rein in capturing the full flavour of the event, picking up a glance here, a look of mock disgust there or a moment of pure excitement. And when the music starts to flow during Leak at the Disco or Cocaine Man, we’re up there with the band, enjoying the...

World music
A JOURNEY WITH MARCEL KHALIFÉ // 94' - 2017

This Lebanese artist with his prolific output (film music, ballets, concertos, symphonies...), a recognized “Unesco Artist for Peace" for his commitment to his country’s musical heritage, has set himself the task of reviving the spirit of Middle Eastern music. By way of mixing cultures, Marcel Khalifé plays here with his two sons, Rami and Bachar, and the l’Orchestre National d’île de France.

In concert on May 5, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris 1
PROGRAMME :

World music
MOLADA, THE BIRTH (JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF, SIMONE KERMES) // 78' - 2016

The vocal and instrumental works of Jasser Haj Youssef are unclassifiable. They are impregnated with the improvised style of the Arabic maqams that he learned in Monastir and Sousse (Tunisia) from his father as well as the freest forms of jazz – which he often plays on the viola d'amore . Between scholarly and traditional music, his compositions take us from a contemplative adagio (with texts in Aramaic and Italian) to catchy jazz rhythms.
Jasser was the first to rediscover the baroque...

World music
SIRBA OCTET : TANZ ! // 95' - 2016

This remarkable ensemble, mid-way between classical and Klezmer music, revives the musical traditions of Eastern Europe by rearranging it according to the rules of classical music. Unique arrangements for eight exceptional musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, who play with dazzling interpretive freedom!
This musical treasury, drawn from the traditional repertory, leads audiences from the Doina to the Hora, Sirba and other popular Klezmer and Gypsy dances. Tantz! A gateway between...

World music
JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF & LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE GRENOBLE // 74' - 2015

Jazz, classical, oriental music... many influences permeate the music of the young Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef, who is a virtuoso of this fabulous forgotten instrument: the viola d’amore. With the Musicians du Louvre Grenoble, he takes us on a musical journey from Tunisian "mâqâms" to Bach sonatas by way of baroque airs played on ancient instruments. A musical conversation between both sides of the Mediterranean.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

World music
MARCEL, RAMI & BACHAR KHALIFÉ // 70' - 2015

Marcel Khalifé is an artist with a deep commitment to peace and proves with this project which brings him together with his two sons the opposite of commonly belief conflict between generations: "We introduced together our sorrows, our joys, and our adventures".
The father-son trio presents a high-energy intermingling of the oud, piano and percussion, shrouded within the frisson of electronic synthesizers and korg keyboards.
The concert showcases a fusion of oriental,...

World music
QUATUOR BÉLA & DUO SÂBIL, JADAYEL // 70' - 2015

On one side of the Orient, the embellished music of the oud (Ahmad al Khatib) and percussion (Youssef Hbeisch). On the other a stirring and iconoclastic string quartet.
The challenge: to pool timbres and practices and search for points of contact between these two cultural areas. Or how to subject Arab heterophony to a Western harmonic.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel festival.

World music
URBAN VOICES: ON THE ROAD TO INDIA // 83' - 2014

Imagine a choir of nearly a thousand people of different ages, sex and origin.
Imagine a wonderful melting pot, a fabulous cross section of the people of Nantes, coming from every neighbourhood to sing songs from around the world together. Enthusiastic, curious, joyful, motivated, they come together for the pleasure of creating an ephemeral choir.

TITRE PAR ORDRE D’APPARITION :
RAGESHRI – UDAY BHAWALKAR (REPERTOIRE TRADITIONNEL)
RAGA TODI – MANJIRI ASNARE...

World music
STRACHO TEMELKOVSKI // 62' - 2014

Stracho’s Macedonian roots give him a sense of cultural fusion that makes him a natural world musician. Whether electric or acoustic, he remains eclectic in his way of marrying jazz and Balkan music, rock, oriental harmonies and Latin rhythms. His collaborations with other "inventors" (notably the pianist Jean-Marie Machado) greatly contribute to his work as an improvisational soloist.

Recorded during the Cabaret Frappé Festival.


Programme
Gipsy...

World music
NAWEL // 54' - 2014

Nawel is a Franco-Tunisian singer who plays with her smooth, smoky vocals and with languages (English, French, Arabic). Accompanied by a guitarist rocking tribal riffs and a bassist influenced by jazz and world music, the beautiful golden-haired singer catches us off guard, presenting us with a "electro-pop-world" fusing Arabic music and rock.

Recorded during the Tissé Métisse Festival.

Programme :
My way (Nawel Ben Kraiem )
Ala jalek ( Nawel Ben...

World music
LA LOBAYE // 67' - 2014

Camel Zekri met the Aka pygmies on the shores of La Lobaye, a river on the edge of the rainforest covering the Central African Republic and the Congo. The encounter gave rise to a beautiful musical adventure, La Lobaye. The free and captivating polyphonic singing of the Aka combines with Camel Zekri’s guitar and the electro-acoustic arrangements with surprising results.

Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

World music
DANCE MEMORY, DANCE // 68' - 2014

A meeting between the Corsican polyphonic choir A Filetta, the Sardinian trumpeter Paulo Fresu and the Italian bandoneon player Daniele di Bonaventura.
This original marriage of Corsican polyphonic singing and jazz pays tribute to Aimé Césaire and Jean Nicoli, two humanists, who loved their native islands and clearly rejected colonialism.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

World music
KASSE MADY DIABATE, LIVE IN PARIS // 11' - 2014

Very particular and cosy live concert of Kassé Mady Diabaté, brilliant Malian music player.

World music
A BARREL OF LAUGHS, 25 YEARS OF TAMBOURS DU BRONX // 52' - 2012

Evoking the Tambours' carreer this documentary takes us on a journey inside one of the most special bands in today's musical landscape. What started as a small band in a small industrial town of France has turned into an international phenomenon and their concerts have become major events in international festivals and celebrations.
The film combines concerts and rehearsals to share the energy of live shows and interviews of artists and personalities who can witness their dramatic...

World music
TINARIWEN AT THE BOUFFES DU NORD // 59' or 74' - 2011

During their Spring 2011 European tour, Tinariwen gave a one-off acoustic concert at the Bouffes du Nord Theatre, in which they performed their new album, “Tessalit”, in its entirety.
The sight of these Tuareg musicians in their indigo tagelmusts within the Parisian setting of Peter Brook’s famous theatre adds an unusual dimension to their desert song.

Performing art
PIERRE HENRY : NOW & TOMORROW // 88' - 2016

At 87, Pierre Henry, the pioneer of electronic music comes back to get a new lease on his work with students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers.

- Continuo (53')
- Mass for the present time (13')
- Grand Remix (Hervé Robbe)

Performing art
LE LIVRE DE DINA // 105' - 2016

Play adapted from the novel by Herbjorg Wassmo.
Dina’s Book is set in the extreme north of Norway. Throughout her life, Dina, lonely and violent, seeks refuge in music, horses, men and numbers. Through her, we see Norwegian society with its rules, conventions and ghosts. Dina is played by the beautiful actress Malya Roman, accompanied by musicians, against background of video images.
In this romantic trilogy, Wassmo describes the story of a woman, a society, a country and nature....

Performing art
THE BOORS BY CARLO GOLDONI // 120' - 2016

Recorded on the 22nd and 23rd December 2015 at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, with the members of the Comédie Française.

Goldoni’s theatre is the theatre of life: we feel life passing by, the daily events, common sense, the contingencies of existence... Goldoni acquired an intimate knowledge of men and women’s lives, a taste for reality, a temperance and empathy that he feeds back into the theatre to share generously with the audience, to make us laugh at its peculiarities and...

Performing art
A HELLISH HEAVEN // 85' - 2015

A comedy based on the meeting of two strong personalities in a highly original huis clos. Vendée Globe yachtsman Yann Kervinel is shipwrecked on a desert island where he is greeted by Colombine de St-Aignon, exiled there voluntarily. A lively encounter between two opinionated characters who are forced to co-exist in this somewhat hellish Garden of Eden!

Recorded during the Avignon Festival "off".

Performing art
THE RETURN OF KARL MARX // 65' - 2014

After 130 years in heaven and a long campaign backed by several supporters, God and his followers grant Karl Marx a moment back on earth.
However, following a celestial bureaucratic blunder, Max finds himself not in Soho, London where he lived for many years, but in SoHo, New York!
Regardless of the location, the stubborn and militant communist launches into a passionate monologue.
Written by Howard Zinn / Directed & performed by Ivan Romeuf
Recorded during the...

Performing art
CROMWELL, OR THE CONSPIRATORS (VICTOR HUGO) // 104' - 2014

The Western comes to 17th century England in the form of a disjointed, modern and unexpected adaptation of a rarely performed Victor Hugo play.
London. Between the sumptuous Westminster Palace, freshly usurped from King Charles I by the regicide Cromwell, and the sinister Three Cranes Tavern, a group of conspirators hatch a plot. The conspiracy unites Royalists and Republicans against Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England: some resent him for executing Charles I. Others can’t admit...

Performing art
LA CLÔTURE DE L'AMOUR // 90' - 2014

Stan and Audrey split up. What was once beautiful and moving becomes ugly and tense, mean and petty.
The poet and choreographer Pascal Rambert creates a masterful vision of separation. A mental dance, Clôture de l’amour, performed in Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Germany, Italy and Zagreb, lit up the Avignon Festival in 2011.
Two artists, in a rehearsal room lit by strip lights, throw and receive words like missiles. Two bodies held in tension, with no mercy, no negotiation, Stan and...

Performing art
A HOUSE IN NORMANDY // 121' - 2013

Nine characters have come for a long weekend in an old house in Normandy. They’re here somewhat reluctantly, but all hope that, together, they can make something out of the place: a holiday home in which to meet up with friends, a fitness centre, a real estate investment ... However, one after the other, they give up their dreams to finally make a radical decision about the future of the house.

Performing art
THE TOIZÉMOI CELEBRATE THEIR DIVORCE // 84' - 2013

Camille and Simon are holding a big and beautiful reception, complete with petit fours, an orchestra and confetti, to celebrate... their divorce! Their family and friends have all come to immortalize this great day.
Camille and Simon want to be a modern couple, ending their marriage with joy, good humour and never an angry word. But are champagne and music enough to ensure a successful divorce? Reproaches and resentment are never far away...
Recorded at the Comédie de l’Odéon in...

Performing art
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA // 51' - 2013

Just when everyone thought he was dead, the famous natural history professor Pierre Aronnax, who had set off in search of a sea monster, finally returns. Invited by Napoleon III to an official reception in his honour, he gives his audience a spirited and passionate account of his long journey.
Carried away by his narrative, the truculent professor becomes impassioned, enthusiastically reliving his adventure and leading the audience into a poetic fantasy full of humour and surprising...

Performing art
DEVOS / DREYFUS: TRIBUTES WITHOUT BOUNDARIES // 80' - 2013

Jean-Claude Dreyfus pays tribute to Raymond Devos. His little pied-à-terre in the imagination is the ideal bistro in which to discourse about everything and nothing, especially nothing. A few words from Devos, some that we return to with delectation, others that we’ve never heard before. Devos presents us with a feast of hidden treasures...

Performing art
INSIDE THE RING: THE CADRE NOIR SET TO MUSIC // 85' - 2013

In this highly prestigious equestrian show, the Cadre Noir of Saumur, accompanied by the Paris Instrumental Ensemble, present us with a display of French horsemanship at its very finest.
Composed of 15 “tableaux”, in which the quintessence of equestrian art is combined with the works of great composers (Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bizet, Richard Strauss, Britten and Bartok), the film succeeds in creating an emotional whirlwind, culminating in the melodic inebriation of Astor Piazzola’s...

Performing art
AN EVENING WITH FRANCIS BLANCHE // 85' - 2012

An actor, director and scriptwriter, Francis Blanche also wrote numerous poems and more than 600 songs (for Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet amongst others) and was known not only for his prank phone calls and fake advertisements, but also his hugely successful soap operas in collaboration with Pierre Dac.
The diversity and depth of this unclassifiable artist is celebrated in a show alternating between songs, sketches, poems, puns and aphorisms.

A sleekly staged musical...

Performing art
CONCERTO EQUESTRE // 56' - 2012

This is an equestrian and musical show of the French Republican Guard, the cavalry regiment of the Republican Guard, the Choir of the French Army, The fanfare of the Republican Guard, the string quartet of the orchestra of the Republican Guard.
Program recorded at the Haras du Pin, in the musical Septembre festival of orne.
Musics : Albert Gossez, Marius Millot, Raoul Ponsen Francis Lordey, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Purcell, C. Franck, Giuseppe Verdi, Anton Weber, Luigi Ardit,...

Performing art
JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING // 95' - 2012

A show written and performed by Alexandre Astier.
“This class is open to everyone and no musical knowledge is required”. After Kaamelott, Alexandre Astier becomes Johann Sebastian Bach. At last, in 2012, the composer is giving a master class. But he might slip up. “Que ma joie demeure!”, a delightful and ramshackle homage to Bach, merrily lifts the lid on the composer’s music as one opens the bonnet of a car to understand its engine.

Alexandre Astier, born in 1974 in...

Performing art
FRANCOIS PIRETTE // 12 x 90’ + 156’ + 45 x 1’30 à 5’50 - 2004-2009

Belgian humorist, François Pirette began on the RTBF radio with phone hoaxes. He wrote his first stand up comedy show in 1992 : 58 ans en 2021. In 1994, he moved to France and joined the radio show “Rien à cirer” on France Inter with Laurent Ruquier. In 1996, he went back to Belgium and wrote his second stand up comedy show : J’ai très bien connu Chose. In 2004, he left RTBF and joined the private channel RTL-TVI, who proposed him his own TV show : the Pirette show, in which he realized...

Jazz / Blues
THE VOLUNTEERED SLAVES // 60' - 2017

The Volunteered Slaves is a collective of musicians, gathered from here and, above all, there, in search of music that blends styles, cultures, generations and genres... For their new opus, the group is pursuing its task of "decompartmentalising" with every successive encounter.
Not afraid to tinge its jazz with funk and disco before, now it’s cultivating its Afro roots with 4 young hip hop artists (Indy Eka, Mafé, Kiala Ogawa and Raphaela Cupidin) and the talented slammer Allonymous.

Jazz / Blues
POMRAD // 55' - 2017

Pomrad, alias Adriaan van de Velde, an electronic producer from Antwerp, creates harmonious and colourful music influenced by 80's funk, 90's rap and elements of House, Dub and Trap.
His productions are often compared to those of Hudson Mohawke and Daft Punk. Since 2014, Pomrad has been performing live as a trio, with a funky and highly visual show which has already been a great success in Dour and Mekitburn.
Following on from his first EP, "This Day", he’s back again with Steve...

Jazz / Blues
INCOGNITO // 67' - 2017

A legendary band formed in the 80s, Incognito is above all the incarnation of its founder Jean-Paul Maunick. Nicknamed Bluey, he electrified the UK live circuit with his jazz-funk band Light of the World. Having ridden out the acid-jazz wave, Incognito has ensured its continuing success with multiple changes of band members and vocalists, keeping the dance music flame burning by feeding it with jazz, soul and funk influences.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
MALCOLM POTTER TRIO // 56' - 2017

With numerous concerts and albums behind them, the Malcolm Potter trio is a group for whom complicity, spontaneity and a thirst for exploration and freedom are essential requirements.
Blending compositions by Malcolm Potter and revisited standards, this dynamic show incorporates every influence, from blues to jazz to pop and funk.
Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
No scalp today (M.Potter)
Her song (M.Potter)
Don't you dare...

Jazz / Blues
MAYFAIR (AURORE VOILQUÉ) // 71' - 2017

Violinist Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with three musicians, sound designer Pierre Boscheron (M, Thomas Dutronc), guitarist Aurélien Robert (Swing Hit, Kill Bob) and bassist Basile Mouton (Babylon Circus, ) to bring forth this brand new electro jazz musical project.
"It's the meeting of a violin and machines", explains Aurore Voilqué. "It's a repertoire that we’ve put together from scratch. We’ve invented everything, even if we’re covering themes by Django Reinhardt. "

Jazz / Blues
KYLA BROX // 64' - 2017

Kyla Brox, daughter of British blues singer Victor Brox, ventures with equal pleasure towards jazzy climates, Chicago blues or soul.
Tender or raging, romantic or sexy, she moves easily through every register thanks to her uncommonly pure and powerful voice, considered one of the most beautiful in the UK. Her impeccable flute playing brings an original addition to her vocal talents.

Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
When We're Alone...

Jazz / Blues
KRAKAUER / ANAKRONIC // 70' - 2017

David Krakauer and the Anakronic Electro Orkestra, virtuosos of Klezmer, revisit and reinvent this music by injecting it not only with electronica but above all a surprising and communicative aesthetic and energy.
Samplers, synthesizers, bass and drums establish an unrestrained rhythm approaching rave party trance, reminding us that dance is the basis of Ashkenazi music; the accordion exposes the harmony with the elegance of an Argentinian tango; the clarinets converse and fly on an...

Jazz / Blues
SNARKY PUPPY AT THE OLYMPIA: CUCHA VULCHA // 105' - 2017

In concert on May 18, 2017 at the Olympia
Based in Brooklyn but formed in Texas, the Snarky Puppy collective is considered by Rolling Stone to be "one of the most exciting groups on the stage today". In this concert they give us an album in which Motown meets Bombay and Dallas church music is tinged with South American sounds. An irresistible combination of funk and groove!

Jazz / Blues
THE COMMUNE OF PARIS AND JAZZ // 80' - 2017

The Commune of Paris (1871) was all about Resistance and Revolution, just like Jazz.
Jazz and the Commune, a great political, tragic and lyrical adventure, with its characters and heroes, are brought together here in the form of a hybrid, mixed-race opera, in which slam holds a dialogue with song or a drum solo.
The idea is to put text and music on an equal footing; that’s to say, the history and the way of telling it.
Performers: Mike Ladd (slam), Elise Caron (vocals),...

Jazz / Blues
BENNY GOLSON GUEST FLAVIO BOLTRO // 78' - 2016

Creator of one of the most famous standards of all time, Whisper Not, Benny Golson has composed more than 300 pieces for the biggest names in jazz (John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Ross).
With an unparalleled skill in anti-phrasing, Benny Golson’s performance is poetic and sincere at every moment.
Accompanied for this project by Antonio Farao, one of today’s most prominent pianists, and Flavio Boltro, a talented trumpeter, we are treated to an evening of pure...

Jazz / Blues
STÉPHANE HUCHARD // 69' - 2016

Stéphane Huchard, drummer and jazz composer, performs a repertoire combining funk and Afro Brazilian rhythms.
An outstanding technician, he has collaborated with many artists, including Sanseverino, Laurent de Wilde and Stephano di Battista.
A free spirit, he is open to any music related to jazz, whether electric or acoustic.
We see him here with a new group of outstanding musicians, who unleash their collective talents on this completely new repertoire.
Recorded...

Jazz / Blues
MANU LANVIN & THE DEVIL BLUES // 70' - 2016

Not only a solid blues guitarist but an energetic singer, Manu Lanvin brings the house down with lyrics and riffs that hit the mark every time. Spotted by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs, he has performed on prestigious stages such as The Olympia, The Apollo Theatre, the Cahors Blues Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Jazz Foundation of America galas which take place every year in New York...
In 2014, he represented France at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Jazz / Blues
AURORE VOILQUé & RHODA SCOTT QUARTET: DJANGOLIZED // 60' - 2016

Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with an array of talented musicians including Jean-Baptiste Gaudray, Julie Saury and Rhoda Scott to pay tribute to the great Django Reinhardt.
The repertoire alternates between compositions by the illustrious Manouche (Black and White, Mabel...) and standards (Autumn Dream, Blue Drag...) given a truly personal flavour by this talented violinist’s subtle arrangements.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
BEN TOURY // 80' - 2016

This Rhythm & Blues quartet is led by Benjamin Toury, singer, pianist and harmonicist. Self-taught, he’s been composing and performing on stage since the age of 11 and already has a career spanning 23-years behind him. A highly energetic and strong performer, his hands fly over the keyboard with crazy and impressive speed and power.
His virtuoso piano playing (think Jerry-Lee Lewis), and crooner's voice (think H. Connick Jr.) set every venue in which he performs on fire. The Ben Toury...

Jazz / Blues
BROTHERHOOD HERITAGE AT THE RENDEZ-VOUS DE L'ERDRE, NANTES // 80' - 2016

A big band of the 1970s, Brotherhood of Breath lit up the European jazz scene. Stemming from a multiracial South African orchestra (formed despite apartheid), it produced a fusion of South African pop and improvised music created under the guidance of pianist Chris McGregor.
The project piloted by François Raulin and Didier Levallet provides another chance to hear these South African melodies and their numerous interpretations. The group brought together by the two co-leaders are the...

Jazz / Blues
MARC DUCRET, METATONAL // 82' - 2016

Self-taught guitarist Marc Ducret started playing professionally when he was only 17. His style is heavily influenced by rock and bebop and bursting with virtuosity. In 1986, he was invited by François Jeanneau to participate in the first National Jazz Orchestra, with which he gave more than 80 concerts. In the same year, he won the La Défence Concours National de Jazz.
In his new album, Métatonal, he invites new musicians to join his trio in order to bring a different perspective to his...

Jazz / Blues
MATHILDE AT THE CAFÉ DE LA DANSE // 90' - 2016

Concert for the release of the album ""Je les aime tous", recorded in four days, as in jazz. Mathilde is joined by Jacky Terrasson, Stéphane Belmondo, her faithful Vladimir Médail, the soft and precise rhythm of Thomas Bramerie on bass and Philippe Maniez on drums, and a beautiful Brazilian guest, singer and guitarist Marcio Faraco.
Mathilde contains all the emotion of Edith Piaf with the elegance of Blossom Dearie, the wonder of Prevert leafing through The New Yorker and an eternal...

Jazz / Blues
OMAR SOSA & JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART: CRÉOLE SPIRIT // 97' - 2016

Omar Sosa and Jacques Schwarz-Bart have been separately flying the flag of Afro-Caribbean jazz high around the world for the last 10 years.

Today, the pianist Omar Sosa is the undisputed leader of a Cuban jazz inspired by the spiritual traditions of Santeria, the African belief system dating back to the days of slavery that allowed those deported to Cuba to resist oppression.

As for Jacques Schwarz-Bart, after bringing Gwo ka jazz drums onto the world stage, he has...

Jazz / Blues
ANDRÉ CECCARELLI: ULTIMO // 88' - 2015

In celebration of a career spanning 50 years, an epic journey that led him to play with the greatest names in jazz, French drummer André Ceccarelli decided to release his last opus "Ultimo" as a leader. A final discographical adventure for which he called in his faithful companions Pierre-Alain Goualch, Diego Imbert, his son Régis and invited along a host of friends, including Elisabeth Kontomanou, Hugh Coltman, David Linx, Marlon D. Moore and Elisabeth Pallas...
Recorded during the Jazz...

Jazz / Blues
ALL STARS BAND, JAZZ EN BAIE FESTIVAL // 67' - 2015

The Jazz en Baie festival takes place every year in Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. This top level concert brings together Antonio Farao (a brilliant pianist combining Mediterranean and African-American influences), Eddie Gomez (bassist and faithful member of the Bill Evans Trio, Chick Corea, Mickael Brecker, etc...), Lenny White (jazz-fusion drummer of Chick Corea’s Return to Forever) and Bireli Lagrène who needs no introduction....!


Programme :
Softly as a Morning...

Jazz / Blues
LES DÉSAXÉS : SAXOPHONISSIMO // 90' - 2015

Les Désaxés, a quartet of virtuoso saxophonists, actors, dancers, sound effects artists and singers, offer us a compilation of their best creations. They present their own take on Vivaldi, Bach, Brahms, Khachatourian, Debussy, Ravel, Pachelbel and Bizet with poetry and humour... They blend genres: film music, jazz, flamenco, pop, samba, reggae, rap or funk, taking us from Peru to China, from Ireland to Russia, from Africa to Mexico. They even slip from Gregorian chants to gospel with total...

Jazz / Blues
EUROPA BERLIN - THE NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA // 58' - 2015

At the head of the National Jazz Orchestra, with his Europa programme Olivier Benoit offers us a kaleidoscope of the musical landscape of the great European cultural capitals. Over the last 25 years, the city of Berlin has been re-establishing its unity. It is also a fascinating city that attracts artists and travellers alike. "Berlin Exil" has been fed by the aesthetic and musical currents of Berlin: minimalist music, free jazz and electronic music. Olivier Benoit delivers a decidedly...

Jazz / Blues
LE SACRE DU TYMPAN : TRIBUTE TO FRANÇOIS DE ROUBAIX // 92' - 2015

Exceptional concert dedicated to François de Roubaix, French composer and electro pioneer, famous for his movie soundtracks and series theme tunes. This tribute is dedicated to the composer’s repertoire revised with synthesizers and electric instruments and with the participation of a DJ performance on unpublished archives.

Le Sacre du Tympan is a jazz band of seventeen musicians created in April 1998 by Fred Pallem. The orchestra performs regularly at festivals in France and...

Jazz / Blues
JACKY TERRASSON AT THE OLYMPIA // 103' - 2015

The new album of Jacky Terrasson, rich of diversity and inspiration, is creating a dialogue between post-bob, pop, hip-hop, African, Caribbean and even classical musics. Various musicians accompanied him: the American bassist Travis Burniss, Cuban drummer Lukmil Perez, Malian percussionist Adama Diarra and the French virtuoso human beat box Sly Johnson.
A cosmopolitan approach that reflects the Jazz's ability to blend into every background without forgetting his Afro-American heritage....

Jazz / Blues
BIG DADDY WILSON // 65' - 2014

An African-American from North Carolina, strongly influenced by gospel in his childhood, Big Daddy Wilson discovered the blues in Germany. For over 30 years, this old-style bluesman has used his powerful voice to make the sensitive chords of soul, blues and folk resonate within us all. Big Daddy Wilson is not just a musician but a storyteller. Installed behind the conga and accompanied by a classic blues trio (guitar, bass, drums), Big Daddy Wilson brings the house down every time.

Jazz / Blues
JACKY TERRASSON & STéPHANE BELMONDO // 65' - 2014

Pianist Jacky Terrasson and trumpeter Stéphane Belmondo share the stage with this exceptional duet, tinged with soul and French chanson. The French-American pianist Terrasson loves to travel and collaborate with musicians around the world and has released numerous albums and given many concert with his long-time friend Stéphane Belmondo. This concert at Jazz en Baie is a treat for all jazz lovers!
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
STEVE GROSSMAN & PETER KING QUINTET // 65' - 2014

When you invite the American saxophonist who inspired Miles Davis at the age of 18 and the greatest saxophonist that England has ever seen onto the same stage, it can only result in incomparable moments of the kind dreamed of by anyone with a love and enthusiasm for jazz and its history. A unique and unprecedented encounter in the long career of these two jazz giants: not to be missed for any reason.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

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Jazz / Blues
AUFGANG AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 60' - 2014

Aufgang are back on stage in a new drum and piano formation, thus announcing their new album at the Blue Note Festival.
An electric concert dominated by Rami Khalife on piano, performing dynamic chord progressions tinged with modern and powerful jazz.
This young group has established itself as a major element of contemporary music, mixing genres and instruments in a highly electronic atmosphere.

Jazz / Blues
ROBERT GLASPER & JASON MORAN LIVE AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 63' - 2014

Young talents from the Blue Note stable, Robert Glasper and Jason Moran are part of the new generation of jazz piano prodigies. A duel on two grand pianos that transcends and reminds us of Keith Jarrett’s legendary Kôln Concert...

Jazz / Blues
GREGORY PORTER - BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL IN OLYMPIA // 104' - 2014

A former American footballer turned jazz singer after a shoulder injury, Gregory Porter was discovered in a Californian jazz club by composer and musician Kamau Kenyatta.
This young man lent his vocal skills to gospel choirs across the country and a string of successful musicals (It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Nat King Cole and Me) before turning his talents to his own compositions.
Nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Liquid Spirit is an album designed...

Jazz / Blues
FATIMA AND THE EGLO LIVE BAND AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 64' - 2014

A versatile artist with amazing vocal skills, Fatima is one of the shining lights of the young Eglo Records label.
Born in Stockholm, now living in East London, an area of the British capital that never sleeps, the singer and musician has inherited a pronounced taste for travel and the mixing of cultures.
Although she’s often to be found in the company of musicians such as Floating Points, Shafiq Husayn, Dam-Funk, Dorian Concept, Ras G and VeebeO, she’s joined at the Gaite Lyrique...

Jazz / Blues
BLUE NOTE ALL STARS - BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 99' - 2014

A unique concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the prestigious Blue Note label!
This group, featuring new artists from the catalogue, was formed especially for the event at the Gaite Lyrique in Paris.
A historic jazz label, Blue Note is a stable that continues to attract young talents. Pianist Robert Glasper, guitarist Lionel Loueke, the virtuoso trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Derrick Hodge, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and drummer Kendrick Scott make up this...

Jazz / Blues
TAKE AWAY BLUE, A BLUE NOTE TRIBUTE // 34' - 2014

This film is a tribute to jazz label Blue Note featuring Patrick Watson, Mondkopf with Greg Buffier, Moses Sumney and Alex Zhang Hungtai from Dirty Beaches and friends.

Jazz / Blues
YARON HERMAN & GUESTS // 90' - 2013

Yaron Herman, is a jazz pianist, one of the most specialized jazz player today. Through jazz he reinvents his own musical language, one that is original, sincere and emotional, with inspirations from different music genres. He plays with his so-called "Alter Ego(s)", Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Frederika Stahl (vocal) and Valgeir Sigurosson (keyboard), and delivers a magical Jazz journey.



Programme :

- Intro mystery - yaron herman
- la...

Jazz / Blues
ELECTRO DELUXE AT THE TRIANON, PARIS // 99' - 2013

Electro Deluxe is an explosive mixture of jazz, funk and rap, with influences ranging from Herbie Hancock to Buckshot LeFonque. Electro Deluxe is not a group of "machines", but a group of musicians whom pieces are embellished with loops or samples. Strong with 5 albums, they released a deluxe edition of the latest,"Home."

Jazz / Blues
ANDRÉ MANOUKIAN & CHINA MOSES // 97' - 2013

An exquisite duo! China is not a jazz singer. China is not a blues singer. China is a singer of torch song. The Torch Song, song made to reawaken the flame of impossible love, is a genre whose masters were Sinatra and Jessica Rabbit. André Manoukian is a Voice searcher and lover, wrapping them up with his piano. They chose the duo to let their love conversation running wild!

TRACK LIST :
Dont let me be, Cheek to cheek, So in love (Cole Porter), What a wonderful world...

Jazz / Blues
JAZZED OUT : ONE CITY, ONE JAZZ // 7x85' and 80x 6 to 10’ - 2011-2012

The black and white photograph of a jazz pianist smoking his cigarette stays still.
KIDAM and MEZZO are working together to create and broadcast improvise live sessions, that push conventional jazz aside.
Sketching a scene at the very top of modernity, we are looking for a music without any limits in the biggest cities of the World. Between its traditions, but Hip hop, rock, and electro influences as well, soaking up either trends and new technologies, we capture a snap of today’s...

Circus
7TH INTERNATIONAL BAYEUX CIRCUS FESTIVAL // 109' - 2017

All the magic of circus in incredible acts and attracts artists from all over the world :
Big Cats , Chinese Pole and Trick Riding (France), Slack wire (Ukraine), Juggling and perroquet (Spain), Trapeze (Italy), Clown (Venezuela), Aerial straps (Russia), Walking on the ceiling and Hand to Hand (Brazil) …

Staging and Ringmaster : Christophe Ivanes

Ecole du Cirque de Bayeux (France) : Charivari
John Caplot (France) : Trick Riding
Tatiana Kundyk...

Circus
THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OF MASSY // 2 x 90' - 2017

The International Circus Festival of Massy is known to mix traditional and modern acts and attracts artists from all over the world, who perform before an international Jury composed of circus professionals.
Bears, tigers, panthers, leopards, dogs, monkeys, horses, miming clowns, acrobats, dancers, jugglers… All these incredible acts bring back the magic of circus.

Staging: Patrick Rösseel
Ringmistress: Carrie Harvey

artists PART 1
Gunter...

Circus
THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OF MASSY // 2 x 90' - 2016

The International Circus Festival of Massy is known to mix traditional and modern acts and attracts artists from all over the world, who perform before an international Jury composed of circus professionals.
Bears, tigers, panthers, leopards, dogs, monkeys, horses, miming clowns, acrobats, dancers, jugglers… All these incredible acts bring back the magic of circus.

direction artistique : Thierry Fééry
madame Loyal : Carrie Harvey

PART 1

Circus
THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OF MASSY // 2 x 90' - 2015

The International Circus Festival of Massy is known to mix traditional and modern acts and attracts artists from all over the world, who perform before an international Jury composed of circus professionals.
Bears, tigers, panthers, leopards, dogs, monkeys, horses, miming clowns, acrobats, dancers, jugglers… All these incredible acts bring back the magic of circus.


Mise en piste : Thierry Fééry
Madame Loyal : Céline Moreno


Circus
THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OF MASSY // 2 x 90' - 2014

The International Circus Festival of Massy is known to mix traditional and modern acts and attracts artists from all over the world, who perform before an international Jury composed of circus professionals.
Bears, tigers, panthers, leopards, dogs, monkeys, horses, miming clowns, acrobats, dancers, jugglers… All these incredible acts bring back the magic of circus.

Mise en piste : Thierry Feery
Madame Loyal : Céline Moreno

Troupe Rubstov (Russie) :...

Circus
KADAVRESKY... THE SNAIL EFFECT - TISSÉ MÉTISSE FESTIVAL 2014 // 55' - 2014

Juggler and musician, high-wire walker and acrobat, singer and gymnast, contortionist and comedian... Specialists in their respective fields, these 5 artists astonish us with a contemporary circus show that tells an amazing and funny story. Burlesque situations lead on from one another with incredible precision, the props providing the basis for an incredible variety of feats.
The artists’ mastery of their art might mislead us into thinking that what they are doing is easy... But it’s...


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