Erik Orsenna – author and reciter
Henri Demarquette – cello
Michel Dalberto – piano
The Paths of Fraternity – L. Van BeethovenBeethoven
9th Symphony: excerpt.
Sonata op 102 n2: Allegro con brio
Sonate op 5 n2: Allegro molto piu tosto presto.
Funeral March from the “Eroica” Symphony. Transcript for cello and piano.
Sonata “Moonlight”: Adagio sostenuto. Transcript for cello and piano.
Sonata No. 3 op 69: adagio cantabile
Sonate n3 op 69: Allegro vivace
Sonate op 102 n1: Andante and Allegro perenni
Sonata op 102 n2: Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
Symphonie n9: Hymn to Joy
Symphony n9: conclusion.
“In most artists, the masterpiece or masterpieces arrive without warning, at some point in their lives, by surprise, when they are not expected, or more. Rimbaud, young, before the silence. The Cheetah for Lampedusa, passed in his sixties without having written anything before. The Bolero, UFO at Ravel… For others, much rarer, existence seems a slow ascent, an elevation. It is as if each work was preparing the next and each one was advancing, until reaching the unserilable, the ultimate song, that of the swan, the most beautiful at the same time as the most complete.
With his Requiem, Mozart perhaps illustrates this overwhelming upward movement. But it is Beethoven and his Ninth Symphony that embody it. So here is the story of the Ninth, the most famous of all symphonies. This is the story of a genius, the strongest and most fragile, the most human of all men. And here is the story of a dream of Europe, the most necessary of all dreams” Erik Orsenna.
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