THE MEANDERS OF THE SOUL
CPE Bach embodies the complexity of the human soul by sharing with the listener the most exalted joie de vivre and the deepest melancholy. A son of J.-S. Bach, CPE Bach is at the heart of the "Empfindsamkeit" movement which originated in Germany in the middle of the 18th century. It is a transition current between the baroque and classical styles and eventually led to the famous "Sturm und Drang". It is characterized by a new will to touch the listener by expressing deep feelings. For this, some techniques are effective: the opposition of nuances, breaks in rhythm, enigmatic silences, frequent chromaticisms or harmonic dissonances. One can hear it in the slow movements of the three cello concertos by the German composer, which are... sublime. The most moving part? Probably the adagio of the concerto in B flat major!
This program was born out of the intense collaboration that started 3 years ago between cellist Estelle Revaz and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. The friendship that now binds the soloist to the musicians of the orchestra allows an authentic musical dialogue, full of life and spontaneity.
A high-flying program, full of emotions driven by a sincere musical friendship.