Concert program Ambroise THOMAS
Concerto pour piano
InterpretersORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE LORRAINE
Jacques Mercier, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
“Che un musicista dell’importanza del signor Gouvy
sia ancora così poco noto a Parigi, mentre tanti moscerini
importunano il pubblico con il loro ostinato ronzio,
è cosa che confonde e indigna le menti ingenue che
ancora credono alla ragione e alla giustizia dei nostri
Hector Berlioz dopo l'ascolto della Symphonie n° 1
On 7 February 1846 Gouvy had his first
Symphony played by an amateur orchestra
conducted by Tilmant before a small audience
gathered in a private home at his own expense.
After having reworked the Scherzo, it was the
composer himself who conducted the orchestra
at the Théâtre-Italien on 7 April 1847. This first
public performance, like others, particularly
at Leipzig, was highly praised by the press.
As a foil to this original rediscovery, the
programme presents the Concert for piano
and orchestra by Pierné, considered the French
Rachmaninoff, and the Raymond overture,
which for a long time was Bernstein’s encore
on his American tours.
A special concert during the year Théodore Gouvy - 2013, organized in collaboration with the General Council of Moselle, the Moselle Vivants Arts and the Gouvy Institute.