RECITAL
« Beethoven & Bach's family »

W.F BACH Sonata in A minor FKNV8 C.P.E

BACH Cantabile in B minor

BEETHOVEN Sonata “The Storm” Op.31/2

J.S BACH Fantasy in C minor

BEETHOVEN 32 Variations in C minor

In the continuity of his recording around “Bach Father and Son”, David Bismuth proposes here a program around the musical heritage. Johann Sebastian Bach himself passed on his knowledge to his fils Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philip Emanuel. And Beethoven, strongly influencé by the latter, had the greatest admiration for him.

« Vienna Evening »

HAYDN Variations in F minor

BEETHOVEN Sonata “The Storm” Op.31/2

SCHUBERT 3 Klavierstücke D946 Vienna Evening n.6 (transcription by F. Liszt)

A deep and festive programme around Vienna, then the heart of European musical creation. It was from the Heiligenstadt district, north of the city, that Beethoven wrote his famous will, a contemporary of The Storm.

« Resonances »

COUPERIN Mysterious Barricades

RAMEAU The recall of birds

DEBUSSY Suite “For the Piano” (Prelude-Sarabande-Toccata)

CHOPIN Posthumous Prelude Op. 45 Study #1 Op. 25

DEBUSSY Study “Les Arpèges composés” Arabesque n.1 L’Isle joyeuse Pagodes (extract from Les Estampes)

TAKEMITSU Rain tree sketch II

DEBUSSY Prelude “Feux d’Artifice”

DUTILLEUX Resonances

Bill EVANS Reflections in D

A prelude to the Debussy year in 2018, which will celebrate the centenary of the composer’s death, David Bismuth offers a recital combining influences and his musical heritage. From the baroque harpsichordists (Couperin, Rameau) whom Debussy praised, to Chopin, whose musical forms have never ceased to inspire him (Préludes, Études, Ballade…) this is a musical journey that will take us to our days, the influences debussystes still resonating with Dutilleux, Takemitsu or Bill Evans. »

CONCERT/ READING
"BEETHOVEN A portrait" - Concert/Reading with Alain Duault

Concert/Reading

Alain Duault reader – David Bismuth piano

Sonata “Clair de lune” – Sonata “La Tempête” – Sonata Op.110 (excerpts)

A musical and human portrait of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music, whose life and personality, told here by Alain Duault, are an example of courage, a source of inspiration and transcendence.

« PROUST and French music »

Concert/ Reading

Didier Sandre (from the Comédie Française) – Geneviève Laurenceau (violin) – David Bismuth (piano)

Texts by Marcel Proust – Works by Franck, Debussy, Fauré

A dive into the heart of the French literary and musical universe of the early 20th century, with Franck’s Sonata as the highlight, illuminated by the texts of “À la recherche du temps perdu”, read by Didier Sandre.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Duo violin – piano Geneviève Laurenceau – David Bismuth

FALLA Spanish Suite

GRANADOS Spanish Dance n.5 (Kreisler Transcription)

SAINT-SAËNS Rondo Capriccioso Allegro Appassionato (for solo piano) Sonata No.1 in D minor

Hermès Quartet

David Bismuth, piano

CHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet n.8 op.110

SCHUMANN Quintet with piano op.44

Duo clarinet – piano

“Romantic Clarinet”

MENDELSSOHN Sonata in E b Major

SCHUMANN 3 Phantasiestücke op.73

BRAHMS Sonata n.2 op.120

“Made in France”

SAINT-SAËNS Sonata op.167

CHAUSSON Andante & Allegro

DEBUSSY Study “Les Arpèges composés” (for solo piano) Rhapsody

POULENC Sonata

“Echoing their recording “Made in France” published by Aparté (FFFF Télérama, Diapason d’or), here is a florilège of French music for clarinet and piano. »

 

PIANO FOR FOUR HANDS
« From 1 to 4 hands »

David Bismuth & Maxime Zecchini, piano

Left Hand Only – Maxime Zecchini

MASSENET Thai Meditation

VERDI Opera “Le Trouvère”, Miserere scene

Two Hands – David Bismuth

SCHUBERT Klavierstücke n.1 D946

Three Hands

SCHEIDLER 2 Parts with 3 hands

WEISKE Sonata n.6 for 3 hands

Four Hands GERSHWIN Rhapsody in blue

From one to four hands, this is an original way to show the full range of musical writing when two pianists share the same keyboard! A progression in intensity, to end in apotheosis with Rhapsody in blue.

« À la française… »

François Chaplin & David Bismuth, piano

DEBUSSY Prelude to the afternoon of a wildlife (Transcript M.Ravel) Small Suite

FAURÉ Dolly

SATIE 3 pieces pear-shaped

SAINT-SAËNS Dance of Death

A florilège of the most beautiful four-handed pages of French music, where nature, humour, dance and childhood blend together.