Peter Rundel direcção musical
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Philippe Manoury Fragments pour un portrait (estreia em Portugal)
Christophe Bertrand Yet (estreia em Portugal)
Olivier Messiaen Les Oiseaux Exotiques, para piano e ensemble
Palestra pré-concerto por Rui Pereira
The Remix Ensemble begins the Year of France with three generations of composers and a great pianist from that country. One of the greatest figures of the twentieth century, Olivier Messiaen composed several ground-breaking works exploring musical material derived from birdsongs. In Les Oiseaux Exotiques, he joins American and Asian birdsongs. The pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a reference soloist of this celebrated piece and will inaugurate his artistic residency at Casa da Música performing it. This concert opens the retrospective of Philippe Manoury’s work, one of today’s most important French composers, but the most recent work of the programme belongs to Christophe Bertrand, a composer who was destined to become a lasting reference of contemporary French music but tragically died in 2010, at the age of 29.