Fête de la musique
Wednesday, June 21
Each year in late June, professional and amateur musicians alike gather to take part in a global celebration of the beauty of music: the Fête de la musique. On Wednesday, June 21, Stingray Classica celebrates the wide-ranging musical beauty that France has to offer, by presenting three broadcasts of masterful classical music performances by French ensembles and artists. Starting at 10:00 CEST, Stingray Classica presents an intimate chamber music concert that offers a journey into the French romantic repertoire, performed by pianist David Violi, soprano Jodie Devos, and mezzo-soprano Anaïk Morel. At 14:00 CEST, the two talented French sisters Camille (cello) and Julie Berthollet (violin) present era- and genre-crossing repertoire that explores the expressive palette of the violin and cello. They are accompanied by pianist Guillaume Vincent and Ensemble Appassionato under the direction of Mathieu Herzog. Fête de la musique on Stingray Classica draws to a close at 21:00 CEST with a rousing performance of works by William Bolcom, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Modest Mussorgsky, performed by the Orchestre National de Lyon under Leonard Slatkin.
Tribute to French Romanticism at Venice
Wednesday, June 21 | 10:05
Salon Romantique à Venise salutes the work of the Palazzetto Bru Zane foundation which aims to contribute to the rediscovery of a neglected part of the French musical heritage running from Louis XVi to WW I. This concert offers a journey into the French romantic repertoire performed by pianist David Violi (piano), Jodie Devos (soprano) and Anaik Morel (mezzo-soprano). The program contains some of the most beloved French arias, such as 'Seguedille' from Bizet's Carmen by Bizet, the Flower Duet from Delibes' Lakmé and 'Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix' from Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila. Recorded at the Palazzetoo Bru Zane in Venice, Italy in 2016.
Berthollet Sisters at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Wednesday, June 21 | 14:00
For this exceptional recital, recorded in 2019 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Camille (cello) and Julie Berthollet (violin) are accompanied by pianist Guillaume Vincent and the Ensemble Appassionato under the direction of Mathieu Herzog. The two musical sisters have chosen a repertoire which crosses genres and eras to explore the expressive palette of the violin and cello, from the baroque of Vivaldi to the jazzy notes of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. Among the works on the program are Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 5 and No. 6, Karl Jenkins' Palladio, 'Theme from Forrest Gump' by Alan Silvestri, Schumann's Piano Quintet, Op. 44, The Red Violin by Corigliano, Hungarian Rhapsody, op. 68 by Popper, Minor Swing by Reinhardt/Grappeli and Csárdás by Monti.
Slatkin conducts Bolcom, Beethoven & Ravel
Wednesday, June 21 | 21:00
American conductor Leonard Slatkin leads the Orchestre National de Lyon in a concert recorded at the Auditorium de Lyon in 2014. The concert opens with William Bolcom´s Circus Ouverture, which was specially composed for Slatkin's 70th birthday. The concert continues with a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56 performed by three female soloists: Olga Kern (piano), Baibe Skride (violin) and Sol Gabetta (cello). The work is the only concerto which Beethoven ever completed for more than one solo instrument. The concert closes with Ravel's beloved orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.