1 October 2015
CONCERT / VILLA TESORIERA IN TURINTHURSDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2015 AT VILLA TESORIERA IN TURIN, ITALY
Doors open at Villa Tesoriera at 4.30pm
Concert at 5pm
French music by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Christophe Guyard, Jean Della Valle and Robert Dussaut
The theme for this fourth concert organised by the Villa of Composers at Villa Tesoriera, as reflected in the choice of programme, is closely linked to the second key principle in our motto, "Create and Transmit". This principle is a direct result of the enthusiasm of successive generations of artists for musical works, as nurtured by encounters between friends and the legacy of musical parents.
© Enzo L. / Biblioteche civiche torinesi
In 1985, Franck Della Valle and Marc Lys, students at the Paris Conservatoire, performed the work "Voyager III" by fellow student Christophe Guyard. Around the same time, Marc Lys was enjoying playing a series of piano pieces by Franck's father, Jean Della Valle, and was keen to make them more widely known. Some time later, Marc met pianist and respected teacher Thérèse Dussaut, daughter of the composer Robert Dussaut, who had won the prestigious Premier Grand Prix de Rome in 1924. From 1925 to 1928, Robert Dussaut lived and worked at the Villa Medici in Rome. Maurice Ravel died a few years later, in 1937, in France.
These encounters between generations are vital for the transmission of musical repertoire. All too often, after the early glory days of the first public performances, works can undeservedly fall into obscurity over the years. This is why the Villa of Composers gives the children of deceased composers the opportunity to submit and promote catalogues of works by their parents.
Franck Della Valle (leader of the Paris Chamber Orchestra) and Marc Lys (co-founder of the Villa of Composers and a lecturer at the Paris National Conservatoire for Music and Dance) invite us to reflect on this question of the transmission of artistic works as they perform a programme of French music including pieces by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Christophe Guyard, Jean Della Valle and Robert Dussaut.
This concert was made possible thanks to First Finance [Link] and the valuable cooperation of the Andrea Della Corte music library.
PROGRAMMETHURSDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2015 AT VILLA TESORIERA IN TURIN, ITALY
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) / Sonate pour violon et piano (1917)
- Allegro vivo
- Fantasque et léger
- Très animé
Christophe GUYARD (1966) / Concerto pour violon et piano
CCN0084 violin and piano version, first part, 2015
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) / Sonate pour violon et piano (1927)
Robert DUSSAUT (1896-1969) / Elégie et Printemps pour violon et piano (1925)
Éditions Musicales Artchipel [Link]
Jean DELLA VALLE (1930-1999) / Sonate op.18 (1979)
- Molto allegro
- Comme un slow
- Molto allegro
Marc LYS (1963) / Valse pour Maman
Dave BRUBECK (1920-2012) & Marc LYS (instrumentation) / Blue rondo alla turk
DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOADTHURSDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2015 AT VILLA TESORIERA IN TURIN, ITALY
- Concert Programme Italian
- Christophe Guyard / Concerto overview Italian and French
- Press release English
- Comunicato stampa Italiano
- Communiqué de presse Français