Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Jukka-Pekka Saraste honor Henri Dutilleux in this evening’s concert.

An operatic air breezes through this concert conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, present until the third symphony by Lutoslawski, a vehement and dramatic masterpiece completed in 1983 after years of preparation. Philippe Schœller chose the typically romantic formation of the Lied with Orchestra (e.g. Mahler, Strauss) for a work that promises to be like a futuristic opera, La légende d’Esstal. The orchestral composition of these lieder uses the writing for electronic instruments of Operspective Hölderlin, also dedicated to the soloist Barbara Hannigan.

The work by Carmine Emanuele Cella – researcher, mathematician, composer, and winner of the 2012 ManiFeste academy – is the intimate connection between electronics and orchestra. Using the allegory of Plato’s cave, he places two worlds together; the first is instrumental, representing the imperfect shadow of the second, a pure idea of electronic sound.

  • Carmine Emanuele Cella (ManiFeste-2012 academy winner) Reflets de l’ombre, commissioned by IRCAM and Radio France, premiere
  • Philippe Schœller Trois grands lieder, commissioned by Radio France, premiere
  • Witold Lutoslawski Symphonie n° 3
  • Henri Dutilleux Métaboles
Barbara HanniganBarbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas


Barbara Hannigan soprano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
IRCAM Computer Music Design Carlo Laurenzi

France Musique

A Radio France, Ircam-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Sacem. Concert broadcast live on France Musique.