Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Jean-Christophe Spinosi Conductor
The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic orchestra has held a choice position in the international music world for more than 160 years, with its skillful alliance of tradition and modernity. As such, it has played a central role in the interpretation of major symphonies and many world creations took place in the Principality of Monaco, Penelope by Gabriel Fauré and The Child and the Enchantments by Maurice Ravel, to quote but two.
Monaco is also one of the world’s dance capital and the Monte-Carlo Ballets and its director choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot carry on the grand Monegasque tradition of the Russian Ballets, introduced by Serge de Diaghilev at the beginning of last century.
For this gala evening, the prestigious orchestra which has never played before at the Versailles Royal Opera will be conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, who performs every year with his Ensemble Matheus.
In the programme of this concert celebrating dance, extracts from Nutcracker and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, the genius composer who transformed the world of ballet forever and also Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, and their strong folklore inspiration and pieces by Johan Strauss, also strongly linked to the Austrian-Hungarian tradition of the end of the 19th century. Dance is one of the most primitive form of artistic expression, from its popular origin it found its way to European courts where composers turned it to high art.
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski (1840-1893)
Nutcracker, suite n°1, opus 71a
Swan Lake, orchestral suite, opus 20a
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dances n°1
Hungarian Dances n°4 in F sharp minor
Hungarian Dances n°5 and n°6 (orchestration Albert Parlow)
Johann Strauss (1825-1899)
Eljen a Magyar, fast Polka opus 332
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