Edition 2018

Carte blanche, Renaud Capuçon


Sunday 08 april - 17h00

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Nicholas Angelich is replacing Daniel Barenboim, who is ill. 

The program is slightly changed : 

Claude Debussy
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune pour deux pianos 
Sonate en ré mineur pour violoncelle et piano
Sonate pour violon et piano

Robert Schumann
Six études en forme de canon, op. 56 (arrangement pour deux pianos de Claude Debussy)

Felix Mendelssohn
Trio pour piano, violon et violoncelle n°1 en ré mineur, op. 49


A highlight of the Easter Festival, Renaud Capuçon's Carte blanche concert celebrates, above all, the joy of sharing music with friends. And what joy when the evening's guests include Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim and Kian Soltani.

As part of the Debussy centenary, the musicians will perform the Sonata for cello and piano, a combination of sarcasm and poetry, written by a musician who was then in the twilight of his life, dejected by the First World War. A few Spanish touches - one of the Iberia composer's favourite influences - are scattered through the two last movements, while the first means to reconcile with the high-minded allure of the French baroque overtures.

  • Renaud Capuçon, violin
    Kian Soltani, cello
    Martha Argerich, piano
    Daniel Barenboim, piano

    • Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    • Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano
      Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano
      Piano Trio in G major
      and compositions for piano four hands or two pianos