Pierrot Lunaire is the emblematic work of Schoenberg. It is unique in its use of speech-song for voice, which gives an ironic twist to the poem by Giraud. The soprano Alda Caeillo is one of the work’s great interpreters. This Pierrot is preceded by the Symphony for chamber orchestra in an arrangement for piano quintet by Webern. The Prazák Quartet gives a fiery interpretation that lends a powerful musical depth to this piece.
Alda Caeillo soprano (Sprechgesang)
Quatuor Prazák :
Pavel Hula violin and conductor (Pierrot lunaire)
Vlastimíl Holek violin
Josef Kluson viola
Michal Kanka cello
Václav Kunt flute
Milan Polak clarinet
Jaromír Klepac piano
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Pierrot lunaire op. 21, on poems of Albert Giraud
Chamber symphony op. 9 (arrangement Anton Webern).
Thu 23 february at 18 p.m (Rotonde)·
Discussion : The Second Viennese School by Alain Nollier
Concert : Schoenberg String Trio by Trio Isla, with students from Lille Conservatory.
Free admission, limited to availability of places. Reservation at 0820 48 9000.
1h30 with intermission
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 17 September at 9 am