Tuesday 20 June 2017 7:30PM

Ensemble intercontemporain

Debussy, Maderna, Messiaen and more


  • Ensemble intercontemporain
  • Sophie Cherrier flute
  • Hidéki Nagano piano
  • Jeanne-Marie Conquer violin
  • Odile Auboin viola
  • Éric-Maria Couturier cello

Ensemble intercontemporain’s stellar line-up of contemporary music specialists returns to Wigmore Hall with a programme of great virtuosity and variety, highlighting contrasts and correspondences between the musical cultures of France and Italy.

The ensemble’s concert includes the UK première of ‘Les Excentriques’ by the young Italian composer Matteo Franceschini, co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Ensemble intercontemporain.

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Première rapsodie for clarinet and piano
  • Bruno Maderna (1920-1973)
        • Viola
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
        • Le merle noir for flute and piano
  • Philippe Schoeller (b.1957)
        • Madrigal for piano quintet
  • Interval
  • Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
        • Sequenza I for solo flute
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Violin Sonata in G major
  • Matteo Franceschini (b.1979)
        • Les Excentriques (Traité physionomique à l’usage des curieux) (UK première) [1]
  1. Co-commissioned by Ensemble intercontemporain and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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