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Diego Tosi, Neuburger and the Modigliani Quartet

Chausson and Ravel chamber music

Diego Tosi, Neuburger and the Modigliani Quartet Chausson and Ravel chamber music


Musée du Louvre: Henri Loyette, president director; Monique Devaux, artistic director for the concerts.

Ernest Chausson, Concert for piano, violin and string quartert in D Major, op.21

In 1886, Ernest Chausson was elected as Secretary of the National Music Society ( Société Nationale de Musique) where he joined his friend Vincent d'Indy and his mentor César Franck, who all wished to add foreign works to the N.M.S. It is in this context that Chausson composed the Concert for piano, violin, string quartet between 1889 and 1890. Dedicated to Eugène Ysaÿe, the Concert that is sometimes wrongly referred to as the Sextuor, is structured with four movements. These movements weren't composed successively by Chausson but rearranged and assembled later on. The very firm overture, made of passionate impulses and melancholic temptations, sets the tone for the first movement. Follow two chiaroscuro atmospheres: the beautiful Sicilian, light and luminous, and the Grave movement, a somber and tormented complaint. Closing the piece, the Finale carries us back to the light with its resolution in D Major. The piece was premiered in Brussels in March 1892, then in Paris on April 23rd and immediately received great acclaim.

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  • Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F Major, Op. 35
    • 1. Allegro moderato. Très doux
    • 2. Assez vif. Très rythmé
    • 3. Très lent
    • 4. Vif et agité
  • Ernest Chausson, Concert for Piano, Violin and string quartet in D Major, Op. 21
    • 1. Décidé
    • 2. Sicilienne
    • 3. Grave
    • 4. Finale
    • 2. Sicilienne (encore)


  • Directed by:
    • Jean-Pierre Loisil
  • Venue: Louvre Auditorium (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: March 4, 2011, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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