Spurred on by the creation of Alfred Bruneau’s Romance for clarinet quartet and by the creation of the Malinconia program, the Quartet continues its quest for history and roots. By drawing on the classical scores of the string quartet, the Quatuor Anches Hantées continues its immersion in the great repertoire of chamber music and explores the possibilities of its formation.
Visual : Pierre Soulages, Peinture 162 x 724 cm, novembre 1996, Huile sur toile
Appartient au peintre, en dépôt au Musée Soulages, Rodez
© Paris, Adagp 2023
Ludwig van Beethoven
Strauss & co.
3 dancers – classical, hip hop and contemporary – combine, confront and intertwine their movements with 4 musicians. The result is a choreography in which the spirit of the waltz lurks, and energy flows between arts and aesthetics, sounds and movements. In this flamboyant ballet, the 7 artists tell us how the waltz and polka, originally popular, spread to all the courts of Europe and beyond, propelling Strauss to superstar status. They ask the audience about the permeability of genres, and explore how the dance moves from the street to the concert hall.
We know his waltzes, his polkas, his operettas, but what did Johann Strauss leave us of his creativity? What did he pass on? Initiated? Many of his contemporaries and successors were fascinated by this peerless melodist, admired him and drew inspiration from him: Brahms, Verdi, Richard Strauss, but also Webern and Berg. Let’s try to link them together, interpreting Lehàr, Helmessberger and Lumbye, and let the Strauss imprint emerge from all these aesthetics. A new work by Charles-David Wajnberg will open gaps in the concert’s timeline, bringing the clarinet’s now-electronic sonorities to the melodic writing of the late 19th century.
Opéra Sans Diva
Absent is always wrong, the adage is well known. What is left of opera without its singers who carry it to the end of their voices? Everything! Because it is also the role of the orchestra to carry the music of the composer.
Whether the audience applauds or boos their performance, they often pay little attention to the libretto or even to the music.
We propose to repair this injustice and to rehabilitate all these beautiful and unheard melodies…
Example of a program:
Nikolaï Rimsky Korsakov
With Malinconia, the quartet imagined that the great string quartet composers had modern clarinets. Would Mozart have continued to write for clarinet ensembles after his Adagio in B-flat major k411 for two clarinets and three basset horns? How would Beethoven have taken up clarinets if the bass clarinet had already existed?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
After many years on stage, Ma Mère L'Oye - Voyage au Pays des Contes is about to give way to a new family show for all audiences. The Quartet's musicians are hard at work on it... !
All QAH concerts can be made accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing, with adapted vibratory systems.
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