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Requiem & Poemes
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Concert

Alain
Altinoglu

Requiem & Poèmes

Presentation

Lullaby for eternity

‘It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But that is how I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness hereafter...’ It was in those words that Gabriel Fauré described the core idea of one of his best-known works, which he composed between 1887 and 1893. It is above all the chorus of angels in the final part, In Paradisum, that expresses his ‘trust in eternal rest’. Fauré’s Requiem is here preceded by two other well-known French works of the time: Debussy’s symphonic poem Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, inspired by Mallarmé’s poem, and Chausson’s emotionally charged song cycle with symphonic elements, Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer, which ends with the death of love. Alain Altinoglu, Sandrine Piau, and Stéphane Degout are the ideal team for this programme.

PROGRAMME

  • Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-1894)
  • Ernest Chausson Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer, op.19 (1882-1890)
  • Gabriel Fauré Requiem en ré mineur, op.48 (1887-1893)
Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Conductor ALAIN ALTINOGLU 
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI
Conductor Youth Chorus & Academy BENOÎT GIAUX

Soprano SANDRINE PIAU
Baritono STÉPHANE DEGOUT

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Chorus
La Monnaie Youth Chorus — La Choraline
La Monnaie Chorus Academy

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
COPRÉSENTATIONFlagey

Agenda

Agenda

  • Sat 26 Nov 2016

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    Flagey

  • Sun 27 Nov 2016

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    Flagey