Concerts and performances at the Amphithéâtre
Schönberg / Mantovani

With Carnaval, Bruno Mantovani has created a new opus for the Ensemble InterContemporain, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Bastille Amphitheatre. For this concert, the new work will be complemented by two masterpieces by Schönberg:  Webern's arrangement of the vertiginous Kammersymphonie op. 9 and the legendary Pierrot lunaire. Based on the poems of Albert Giraud, this ground-breaking cycle was composed in 1912 for a single voice and five instruments. Schönberg elevates a new language somewhere between the spoken word and song to its apogee, giving rise to a form of poetry that is at once intense and tragic, playful and spellbinding.

Arnold Schönberg Kammersymphonie, op. 9 (transcription by Webern)
Bruno Mantovani Carnaval, work for clarinet, piano and cello (French premier, commissioned by the Wigmore Hall, London, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Paris Opera)
Arnold Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire

Salomé Haller Mezzo-soprano
Soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain


Amphithéâtre - The 18 November 2014 - 8:00PM

Ticket rates : 25€