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symphonic concert

VFCO / VANDELLI / ANTONACCI / FRÖST

POULENC & NOMADIC DANCES
Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci delivers Poulenc's devastating tale of distress and heartache, La Voix humaine, with Claudio Vandelli conducting the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Clarinetist Martin Fröst then takes to the stage for 'Nomadic Dances'.
Programme

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
La Voix humaine 

Interval 

« NOMADIC DANCES » 

With text from a monologue by Jean Cocteau, Poulenc’s powerful La Voix humaine (‘The Human Voice’) of 1959 is an operatic monodrama exploring the anguish of rejection, in the form of a telephone call heard from just one end: a woman trying without success to win back her former lover, having heard he’s to marry someone else the following day. Nomadic Dances then picks up the operatic thread, opening with three orchestral excerpts from Rameau operas – Platée, Les Boréades and Les Indes galantes. Frȍst then takes to clarinet for a fusion of folk and folk-influenced pieces spanning both centuries and continents: Piazzolla’s La muerta del angel; Krivo Sadovsko’s Horo; Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No 1; a traditional Swedish polka; Chick Corea’s Children’s Song No 15; Anders Hillborg’s Dances of Echoes, and a selection of Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances.

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