concert

And now dance!

Bianconi

Date
3 December 2017 – 4 p.m.
RADIALSYSTEM V (HALLE)
Tickets 14 to 18 € Book

Camille SAINT-SAËNS
Suite Op. 90
Études for left hand Op. 135 (Excerpts: No. 4 Bourrée – No. 6 Gigue)
Souvenirs d’Italie / Valse canariote
Valse langoureuse / Étude en forme de valse
Cécile CHAMINADE
Danse ancienne / Mazurk’ suédoise
Claude DEBUSSY
Mazurka
Mel BONIS
Barcarolle
Charles-Valentin ALKAN
Marche funèbre Op. 26

Philippe Bianconi piano

In addition to considerable work destined to bring the waltz into the drawing-rooms and the quadrille into the grand balls, the Romantic composers often appropriated popular or entertaining forms to evoke the memory of past centuries or the exoticism of a fanaticised elsewhere in the more intimate works, especially those intended for piano. Like the cicada of La Fontaine’s story – condemned to dancing for not having foreseen its future – waltzes, bourrées, jigs and mazurkas were the last refuges for suspending time in a world transformed by the industrial revolution.

Highly regarded by international audiences and critics for his appearances in solo recitals, with orchestra or as a chamber musician, Philippe Bianconi appears in the world’s leading concert halls. His complete recording of Debussy’s Préludes, released on La Dolce Volta in 2012, received universal acclaim from press and public alike; it was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique Classique and won the Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros and a Diapason d’Or of the Year. Philippe Bianconi succeeded Philippe Entremont as director of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau.