Echo Fragmente
DATE: 5 April 2018
TIME: 20 h 30 min
LOCATION: Big Room Pierre Boulez (Paris - France)
Echo-Fragmente 5 April 2018


  • Jean-Féry REBEL : Les Elemens (extracts)
  • Jörg WIDMANN : Echo-Fragmente (for clarinet and orchestral groups)
  • Jonathan HARVEY : Wheel of Emptiness (for sixteen musicians)
  • Charles IVES : Symphony No. 4

Orchestra of Paris
Ensemble intercontemporain
Les Arts Florissants
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Daniel Harding, director
Paul Agnew, director
Choir of the Orchester de Paris
Lionel Sow, choirmaster

In partnership with the Orchester de Paris and Les Arts Florissants


For the first time, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Orchester de Paris and Les Arts Florissants will be on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris. It must be said that this vast program, from the eighteenth century to today, requires the gathering of exceptional musical strengths: the symphony Les Elemens (1737) by Jean-Féry Rebel, which from the inaugural chaos separates one to one water, air, earth and fire, to the British composer Jonathan Harvey, with Wheel of Emptiness (1997), Buddhist evocation of the void, through Charles Ives’s monumental Symphony No. 4 (1910-1916). All the musicians will be brought together for Echo-Fragmente (2006) by Jörg Widmann, who will come to “cement” this dialogue between the repertoires, with a solo clarinet that responds alternately to the various groups of a burst orchestra, mixing instruments “d ‘ time “and modern instruments. A work in the form of a chamber of echoes in which a dialogue is formed between tradition and contemporaneity.

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