The Ensemble Calliopée plays Fauré and Maratka
The new album of the Ensemble Calliopée, dedicated to Krystof Maratka, is now on sale: meanwhile, the composer and the musicians are invited to play live at the Musicora exhibition in Paris!
The young composer Krystof Maratka, born in Prague in 1972, is a leading figure in contemporanean chamber music. He started his studies at the Prague Conservatory, and then moved to Paris, where he notably follows a course at the IRCAM. The Ensemble Calliopée, which recently recorded some of his works, plays his string quartet Exaltum (1998) as well as his Chaudron du diable (2011). The concert opens on an emblematic work of the French chamber music repertoire: the first piano quartet by Fauré.
The ensemble, whose effective can vary from two to over twenty musicians, has been a partner of the Czech center in Paris for years. A few years ago, the Ensemble Calliopée notably released an album called Bohuslav Martinu, H 136, in which they put the first trio for strings by the Czech composer. The piece had been written in Paris in 1923, and its manuscript had been mysteriously lost just after its creation... The album dedicated to Maratka, released on February 2012, is being highly acclaimed by the critics too.
Linked event :
Krystof Maratka actor, piano
Maud Lovett violin
Karine Lethiec art director, viola
Florent Audibert cello
Frédéric Lagarde piano
Movie director : Jean-Pierre Loisil
Location : Palais Brongniart (Paris, France)