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Gaspard de la Nuit at La Monnaie




La Monnaie

Place de la Monnaieplein,1000 Bruxelles
Bruxelles,Bruxelles 1000

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EUR 10 - 37
Phone: 0032 2 507 82 00

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Gaspard de la Nuit

Christianne Stotijn – alto
Inon Barnatan - piano
Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit

Alban Berg, Vier Lieder, op. 2
Franz Schubert, Lieder (tba)
Benjamin Britten, A Charm of Lullabies, op. 41

In 1908 Maurice Ravel composed Gaspard de la nuit, a three-part piano work inspired by three poems from Aloysius Bertrand’s collection of the same title. The macabre atmosphere of the poetry and music runs like a thread through this nocturnal programme. Alban Berg’s settings of poems by Hebbel and Mommert - Four Songs op. 2 - also sketch a dark and disconcerting image of the subconscious and the human condition. Franz Schubert was drawn to the night, as it gave him the opportunity to dream of an appealing but nonexistent reality. At the same time, the night is also the frightening incarnation of death in such songs as Erlkönig and Fahrt zum Hades. By contrast, the five children’s songs from Benjamin Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies are cheerful and unrestrained. The nightowls in this programme are the Dutch mezzo Christianne Stotijn and pianist Inon Bamatan.

Date & Time: Friday 27.04.2012 at 20h00

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