MATA-HARI /Claire Chevallier/Claron Mac Fadden/Josse de Pauw

NL: In vredestijd werd ze als erotische danseres bejubeld en bemind door de machtigste mannen van het continent. In oorlogstijd werd ze als vermeende spionne door diezelfde mannen genadeloos terechtgesteld. Waarom kunnen wij -honderd jaar na haar dood – haar mysterie nog altijd niet doorgronden? In dit theatrale liedrecital wordt haar verhaal verteld door acteur Josse De Pauw op een filmscherm, vanuit de verschillende perspectieven van de vele mannen in en na haar leven. Sopraan Claron McFadden en pianiste Claire Chevallier bieden een weerwoord met muziek van Mata-Hari’s tijdgenoten en met brieven van de roemruchte danseres zelf.

 

EN: In the time of peace, she was hailed as an erotic dancer and loved by the most powerful men of the continent. In wartime, she was accused of being a spy and mercilessly executed by the same men. Why are we – one hundred years after her death – still not able to comprehend her mystery? In this theatrical song recital, her story is told by actor Josse De Pauw on a film screen, from the perspective of the many men in (and after) her life. Soprano Claron McFadden and pianist Claire Chevallier offer a rebuttal with music by Mata-Hari’s contemporaries and with letters from the infamous dancer herself.

 

 

Music by: Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Duparc, Saint-Saëns, Satie, Schoenberg, Walton, Chevallier/Mac Fadden
Stage director: Jean Lacornerie

 

 

Productie: Muziektheater TRANSPARANT

PREMIERE: DE SINGEL, ANTWERP, 8 september 2017

NL: http://www.transparant.be/nl/producties/matahari-2017-2018

ENG: http://www.transparant.be/en/productions/matahariEN-2017-2018

Photos by Koen Broos: photosmata hari

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MUSIC FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS – CD ALPHA 282

CLAIRE CHEVALLIER   ( primo)
JOS VAN IMMERSEEL   ( secondo)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dances, WoO 1

Edvard Grieg ( 1843-1907)
Norwegian Dances, op.35

Antonin Dvorak ( 1841-1904)
Slavonic Dances, op.46, B.78

Piano Bechstein, 1870

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modeste moussorgski | tableaux d’une exposition | claire chevallier CYP1675

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1-16_tableaux d’une exposition (1874)
17_ méditation ( 1880)
18_ intermezzo in modo classico ( 1867)
19_ une larme ( 1880)

claire chevallier_ piano j.d. becker, Saint-Pétersbourg ( 1875)

 

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TRIO

RECORDING summer 2016
Tchaikovsky TRIO op.50 on original instruments

ENSEMBLE1

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SCHUBERTIADE

frankfurter allgemeine Schubertiade

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AEB-Master Class Series

PERIOD:  AUGUST

 

 

The idea to organize a yearly master class arose from an assessment of the current status of early music education. Curricula and workshops devoted to ‘Early Music’ are being offered by several institutes, allowing for specialists to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of musicians. While the domain of early music – usually stretching from medieval to 18th-century – is at the center of attention, music from later era’s is usually left out. This is the domain Anima Eterna Brugge has been exploring for over 25 years. As much joy as it has given us to aggregate and internalize these skills and practices, we feel it would be at least equally gratifying to share them and pass them on to the musicians of the future.

Teachers:

Fortepiano: Jos van Immerseel & Claire Chevallier
Violin: Brian Dean
Clarinet: Lisa Schklyaver

More instruments in 2016!

www.animaeterna.be / education

masterclass 2015 (3) masterclass 2015 masterclass 2015 (2)

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AUTOUR D’UN PIANO BECKER

 

Projet de recherche sur les pianos du 19ème siècle en Russie. Entretien avec Pierre Bouckaert. 2014

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RECITAL – MAISON ERARD

 

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel

Recital . Piano x 2

Saturday 11 Feb 2012 – 20.00 – Concertgebouw Brugge (B)

 

Programme:

Recital for 2 pianos and 4 hands

Paris (1886-1921)

 

Claire Chevallier, Erard, Paris, 1904
Jos van Immerseel, Erard, Paris, 1897


1. Petite Suite, 1886-89 – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
-En Bateau
-Cortège
-Menuet
-Ballet

 

2. Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, 1863  – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Transcription by Claude Debussy (1889)

 

3. Studien für den Pedalflügel opus 56  – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Transcription ‘Six Etudes en forme de Canon’ by Debussy  (1891)

 

4. Nocturnes, 1897-99 – Maurice Ravel (1909)
Transcription by Claude Debussy
-Nuages
-Fêtes

 

— interval —

 

5. Lindaraja, 1901 – Claude Debussy

 

6. Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire, 1903 – Erik Satie (1866-1925)
-Manière de Commencement
-Prolongation du même
-I
-II
-III
-En plus
-Redite

 

7. Trois Danses Andalouses, 1921 – Manuel Infante (1883-1958)
-Ritmo
-Sentimiento
-Gracia (El vito)

 

> reserve your tickets and find more information on the website of Concertgebouw Brugge

 

 

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MAISON ERARD

 

MAISON ERARD

CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE

 

Anyone who played the piano or harp between the late 18th and the mid 20th century probably did so on an Erard instrument. It would be hard to overestimate the importance of this brilliant builder to the development and performance of the Romantic repertoire. Founder Sébastien Erard’s one man project grew into a flourishing family business, with a branch in London as well as its Paris headquarters. Maison Erard continued trading until 1959. Erard’s innovations in piano building gave free rein to a powerful, transparent and colourful sound that enchanted and inspired composers such as Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn and even Wagner. Erard also made his mark on music and performance as an innovator of harp mechanics.

 

Six years after the Steinway170 Festival, the Concertgebouw is now turning the spotlight on Erard. Spearhead of this festival is a unique exhibition of some twenty grand pianos and harps that illustrate Erard’s innovations during the course of the 19th century. Erard and the music of his time will also be the focus of four concerts. Expert René Beaupain will be telling the story of the Erard dynasty and placing the company in the wider context. And finally, we will assess the importance of Erard to pianists, instrument restorers and today’s music lovers.

 

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ROOTS

 

Men krijgt zelden de kans de altviool in een solistenrol te horen en dat in een programma door twee topmusici: Paul De Clerck (Le Banquet Céleste, Edding Quartet) en pianiste Claire Chevallier.

Ze brengen muziek voor altviool en pianoforte die teruggrijpt naar het verleden. Componisten kunnen dat doen via persoonlijk getinte hommages aan hun voorgangers, maar kunnen ook oude composities bewerken, citeren, herinterpreteren… Het leverde heel wat bijzondere muzikale parels op van o.m. Stravinsky, Britten, Reger en Hindemith.

Befaamd jazzmusicus Kris Defoort schreef op vraag van De Clerck en Chevallier een nieuw werk ‘Reflections in the dark’, vertrekkend vanuit oude muziek.

Het geheel is een indrukwekkende voorstelling, waar je als publiek héél dicht op zit.

 

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