About the Event
Soloists from the Orchestre de chambre de Paris will be performing two extraordinary works by Mendelssohn and Philip Glass at the Salle Cortot in Paris.
Mendelssohn's String Quintet No. 2, composed in 1845, showcases the composer's full maturity just two years before his untimely death. This masterpiece beautifully combines elements of Romanticism and Classicism, highlighting Mendelssohn's deep admiration for Bach and his expert command of inherited musical forms. The quintet exhibits his elegiac temperament and vivid imagination, reminiscent of the fairy‐tale world he often inhabited. This work stands alongside Mozart's quintets as a testament to the remarkable capabilities of a musician writing for two violas.
Philip Glass's String Quartet No. 3, also known as "Mishima," delves into the realm of cinema. In 1984, Glass composed the soundtrack for Paul Schrader's film based on the life of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. For the scenes depicting Mishima's childhood, Glass chose to utilize the string quartet, intending to later extract these sequences and transform them into a standalone concert piece. This quartet wonderfully captures the atmospheric and poignant essence of Mishima's story, providing a musical lens through which audiences can explore the complexities of his life and work.
Prepare to be enthralled by this outstanding performance at the Salle Cortot, where the talents of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris's soloists will bring to life the depth and beauty of these remarkable works by Mendelssohn and Philip Glass.
- Philip Glass – String Quartet No. 3
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – String Quintet No. 2 in B‐flat major, op. 87
Cast / Production
Émeline Concé: violin
Kana Egashira: violin
Claire Parruitte: viola
Stephie Souppaya: viola
Sarah Veilhan: cello