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concert Maxime Pascal conducts Gesualdo — With Le Balcon Concert behind closed doors

Concert behind closed doors

Maxime Pascal conducts Gesualdo — With Le Balcon Concert behind closed doors


Join conductor Maxime Pascal and his groundbreaking ensemble Le Balcon at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, for a selection of madrigals by Renaissance composer (and notorious murderer) Carlo Gesualdo in an arrangement for soprano, four bassoons, electric guitar, and harp. With the participation of Pedro García-Velásquez and Marion Flament's robot-scuptures...

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Le Balcon is associated artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac.
Maxime Pascal is a musical advisor to the Fondation Singer-Polignac, focusing on contemporary creation.

Associated event


  • Le Balcon
  • Elisa Huteau | Cellist
  • Louis Rodde | Cellist
  • Myrtille Hetzel | Cellist
  • Askar Ishangaliyev | Cellist
  • Caroline Sypniewski | Cellist
  • Juliette Salmona | Cellist
  • Norma Nahoun | Soprano
  • Les Francs Bassons
  • Giani Caserotto | Electric guitar
  • Clara Izambert | Harpist
  • Alphonse Cemin | Pianist
  • Julie Brunet-Jailly | Flutist
  • Joséphine Besançon | Clarinetist
  • Eun-Joo Lee | Violinist
  • Elsa Seger | Violist
  • Clotilde Lacroix | Cellist


  • Pedro García-Velásquez, Un vaso de dicha (A glass of joy)
    • Set robot-sculptures 1 (sculptures by Marion Flament)
  • Carlo Gesualdo, Madrigali a cinque voci, Book 5
    • O dolorosa gioia, o soave dolore (Oh dolorous joy, Oh sweet suffering)
    • Qual fora, donna (What purpose, lady...?)
    • Se vi duol il mio duolo (If my sorrow saddens you)
  • Carlo Gesualdo, Madrigali a cinque voci, Book 6
    • Moro, lasso, al mio duolo (I die, alas, in my suffering)


  • Directed by:
    • Guillaume Klein
  • Venue: Fondation Singer-Polignac (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2020
  • Recording date: 2020-05-27
  • Duration: 22 min
  • Production: © medici.tv, Fondation Singer-Polignac & Kalison
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