TRILOGUE or The Art of the conversation

Baroque repertoire & contemporary creation

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Conceived around the trio formation and open to the diversity of writing that it has inspired in both the 18th and our 21st centuries, this programme, led by François Lazarevitch on flute, Lucile Boulanger on viola da gamba and Justin Taylor on harpsichord, contrasts the Baroque repertoire and contemporary creation. It sheds original light in the intimate form of a trialogue and thereby invites the ensemble to confront the desires of living composers.

Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Philippe Rameau and François Couperin, masters of the art of conversation, thus receive the visit of three contemporary composers – Vincent Bouchot, Philippe Hersant and Gérard Pesson – from whom Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien commissioned works. All three of them already having affinities with early music through the appropriation of forms or the use of emblematic instruments, each has chosen a composer as the basis for his work: Leclair for Bouchot, Rameau for Hersant, and Couperin for Pesson. Each of them has created a form of dialogue with the work of reference: overall tonality for Bouchot; postlude commentary primarily centred on the viol for Hersant; and short insertions between the six parts of Couperin’s work for Pesson. Neither pastiche nor homage, these links and transitions enrich the referent trios with their contemporary language. The overlay of a new language calls into question both the articulation of phrasing and form and, consequently, all the musicians’ playing.

Trio
François Lazarevitch : transverse flute, musette
Lucile Boulanger : viola da gamba
Justin Taylor : harpsichord

TRILOGUE has been selected by SACEM as part of the fifth edition of the “Mise en oeuvre(s)” sponsorship program in partnership with Proarti for the financing of compositions of contemporary works.

Coproduction
Théâtre de Cornouaille, scène nationale de Quimper, France

« François Lazarevitch a bâti depuis des années avec Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien un corpus magnifique de musiques redécouvertes, et cela par une volonté naturelle chez lui, et je crois même structurelle, de sortir des sentiers battus. Il n’est donc pas étonnant que cet interprète de musique aussi bien populaire que savante ait été curieux de la musique telle qu’elle se cherche et s’écrit aujourd’hui. »

GÉRARD PESSON

Programme

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Pièces de clavecin en Concerts n°5

Philippe Hersant (1948)
Rondeau

François Couperin (1668-1733)
Concert Royal en La

Gérard Pesson (1958)
Six Contre-jours sur le Troisième Concert Royal de François Couperin

Suite de pièces pour musette, viole de gambe et clavecin
Jean-Philippe Rameau : Musette de La Naissance d’Osiris
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) : Musette et Menuets de Scylla et Glaucus
Jean-Philippe Rameau : Tambourin (La Queue du Chat) 

Jean-Marie Leclair
Trio pour flûte, viole et BC

Vincent Bouchot (1966)
Monochrome en ré

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