Vladimir Jurowski and Hélène Grimaud perform Strauss and Ravel
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Gulbenkian Choir
This programme captures the musical encounter between one of the most talented conductors of his generation with arguably the best chamber orchestra musicians. They are joined by worldwide renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud in a programme featuring Strauss and Ravel, filmed in Paris in 2009
Metamorphosen, is one of the composer's last works. This long, dark movement was composed for 23 string instruments, and explores various themes and tones, without focusing on a particular structure.
Ravel's Piano concerto in G Major makes us forget about the sombre atmosphere of Metamorphosen with the brilliant performance of Hélène Grimaud, a talented artist who has played with the greatest chamber musicians, such as Martha Argerich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Gidon Kremer, Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Paul Meyer, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Christine Schäfer, Lisa Batiashvili, Thomas Quasthoff, Sol Gabetta, Gautier Capuçon and Renaud Capuçon. She has received various prestigious prizes and has recorded 22 albums.
Movie director : Louise Narboni
Playlists : The most beautiful programs in HD, The Very Best of medici.tv, The Greatest Orchestras
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genre : Orchestral music
Duration : 50 min
Location : Philharmonie de Paris – Philharmonie 2 (former Cité de la musique) (Paris, France)
Recording date : 24/01/2009
Production date : 2009
Production : © Idéale Audience in co-production with France 3 and France 2