2000/04/10 All day
A journey through French 20th century, with journalist and writer Knut Ståhlberg as guide.
French music often has connections to literature; poets such as Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarmé and Roubaud have all influenced modern French music. Starting in the Romantic era, the time of George Sands and Chopin, this program meanders through French history up to our own time.
Knut Ståhlberg, resident in Paris since 1945, well-known radio voice as a long-time correspondent for Swedish Radio, also news presenter in the Swedish evening TV news, acts as ciceron. Ståhlberg has, among other books, written about George Sand (or Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, as she was actually called). The fact that he also has in-depth knowledge of French life and society, not least in post-war Paris, makes him an interesting “counterpoint” to the music.
And if Knut Ståhlberg is great for the atmosphere and the political context, Gageego stands! and significant 20th-century French composers of the music. A newly written work by the young Parisian François Sahran will also be premiered.
Frédéric Chopin Etude A minor nr 11, opus 25 Erik Satie from Musique d’ameublement (arr Francois Sarhan) Maurice Ravel from Piano Trio Henri Dutilleux Trois strophes pour violoncelle seul Francois Sarhan Esquisse pour la fleur inverse no 3 Iannis Xenakis Rebonds
This press release (in Swedish) from Musik i Väst contains more information about this tour, that brings Gageego!, Ståhlberg and large chunks of many things French to Tidaholm, Partille, Skövde, Åmål and Mölnlycke.