- Poulenc - La sauterelle en entier
- Poulenc - L’écrevisse en entier
- Mozart - Quintett-Fragment
- Ravel - Aoua !
- Fauré - Andantino
- Castaños - Al acordarme de ti
CD KammerMusekVeräin Lëtzebuerg (KMVL) celebrates its 25th anniversary
Francis Poulenc 1899-1963
Le Bestiaire for soprano, 2 violins, viola, cello, flute, clarinet & bassoon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791
Quintett-Fragment in f major KV 580b for clarinet, basset horn, violin, viola & cello
Maurice Ravel 1875-1937
Chansons Madécasses for soprano, flute, cello & piano
Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924
Trio Op. 120 in d minor for clarinet, cello & piano
Alejandro Castaños b. 1978
Al acordarme de ti (commissioned work by KMVL in 2007) for soprano, clarinet, accordion, violin & cello
Mariette Lentz soprano
Béatrice Rauchs piano
David Ianni piano
Haoxing Liang violin
Silja Geirharsdottir violin
Marc Jacoby viola
Claude Giampellegrini cello
Jean Halsdorf cello
Markus Brönnimann flute
Marcel Lallemang clarinet & basset horn
Sébastien Duguet clarinet
David Sattler bassoon
Daniel Gruselle accordion
A wonderful adventure of musical exploration
… What does a quarter of a century of creative accomplishments and musical advocacy translate into?
A resounding success! The KMVL musicians have found their audience: curious, attentive and loyal. Its concerts enjoy ever-growing acclaim, from Ettelbruck’s CAPe to the rest of the country as well as abroad (Germany, Iceland, to name but a few).
True to its original vision, the key artistic appeal of the KMVL’s performances lies in the bold and innovative diversity of its programming and the ensemble’s unwavering commitment to high creative standards.
As expected, the names of great composers are on the menu but on each occasion they are joined by lesser known – or even unknown – composers, or else by defining musical works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The ensemble’s debut in the autumn of 1985 was very much still classical in nature: a cycle of three Bach concerts. But very soon, the programme showcased Schoenberg’s “Kammersymphonie Op.9”, alongside “Coming together” by Frederic Rzewski, Charles Ives’ first quartet and an unpublished “Quartettsatz” by Richard Wagner. The ensuing 25 years saw, in addition to the standard repertoire, performances of works by the likes of Webern, Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Milhaud, Harsanyi, Poulenc, Rebecca Clarke, Villa-Lobos, Othmar Schoeck, Ernest Bloch, Cage, Messiaen, Bartok, Ibert, Gorecki, Sandor Veress, Henze, K.A. Hartmann, Chostakovitch, Isang Yun, Berio, Martinu, Penderecki, Gubaidulina, Schnittke, Lachenmann, Kurtag, Denissov, Ernesto Halffter, Fernando Obradors, Ligeti, Eino Rautavaara and Elliott Carter, among others.
Loll Weber, preface of CD celebrating 25th anniversary.