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Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, France, May 20, 2017

I’m a bit late with these, but here are some photos from the Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, where I had a great time performing with Helene Jeanney and Philippe Muller in the first concert (Franchomme and Chopin, with my stories for the audience in French!), and then performing the cello sonatas by Koechlin and Debussy in concerts that night.  The later concerts also featured lots of fascinating, rarely-played cello repertoire performed by cellists Emmanuelle Bertrand, Philippe Muller and Matthieu LeJeune and pianists Pascal Amoyel, Hélène Jeanney, and Emmanuelle Le Cann– including some particularly intriguing works by Saint-Saens, DuParc and Cras! It was a satisfying day (followed by well-earned wine and cheese in the kitchen), and a lovely trip.BeauvaisBows2BeauvaisBowsIMG_2300

Franchomme Birthday Week Video #4 Salle Gaveau, Paris

Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 9 arranged by Auguste Franchomme for 4 cellists, Transcribed from unpublished manuscript by Louise Dubin.  Performers: Louise Dubin, Raphael Pidoux, Gauthier Boutin, Philippe Muller, cellists
Salle Gaveau, December 2nd, 2016 “La Nuit du Violoncelle,” gala concert of VioloncellenSeine, biannual convention of the French Cello Society. World premiere studio recording on The Franchomme Project album: http://www.louise-dubin.com/shop

New Franchomme Cello-Bration Week Concert Videos!

In celebration of Franchomme’s birthday on April 10, 1808, I’m posting one new video per day this week (as well as tweeting them @WeezeeDee). This post has videos #1, #2 and #3…

Video #1 Monday: Happy Birthday ! new Nocturne Op. 15, 1 L Dubin w Philippe Muller VioloncellenSeine 12/2016

Video #2 Tuesday: Franchomme Caprice No. 9 cellists Louise Dubin + Julia Bruskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05tykg8y3Io&feature=youtu.be

Video #3 Wednesday: Franchomme’s friend Mendelssohn wrote this piece before he came to Paris, for his cellist brother. Variations Concertante, Op. 17 Fabio Parrini pianist + Louise Dubin cellist https://youtu.be/3mOfJKtoIKM from a November 2016 performance

Happy Birthday, Auguste Franchomme!

Happy Birthday Franchomme!  The Cello-Bration begins today and goes all week, with one new live video here each day, and giveaways!  Here is the first: Franchomme’s Nocturne Op. 15, 1 performed by cellists Louise Dubin and Philippe Muller, at the recent edition of VioloncellenSeine in Paris, on 12/4/2016. 

To hear this composition live, check out Steven Isserlis this weekend at London’s Wigmore Hall*

Or you can hear me perform it with Philippe Muller at our May concerts in NYC and at the Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais in France:

7 pm, Thursday, May 11th  Rare French Cello Music at John Street Church 44 John Street, NY NY

www.johnstreetchurch.org 212-269-0014

Concert with cellists Louise Dubin and Philippe Muller and pianist Hélène Jeanney.  Sonatas by Debussy, Pierre de Bréville, Charles Koechlin, and shorter works by Jean Cras, Chopin and Auguste Franchomme. Click for program

Saturday, May 20th Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais  directed by Emmanuelle Bertrand

Maladrerie Saint-Lazare, Beauvais, France

3 PM: UNE GÉNÉALOGIE DE VIOLONCELLISTES lecture by Philippe Muller

4 PM: FRANCHOMME PROJECT CONCERT featuring music on the album + 2 premieres, performed by Louise Dubin, Philippe Muller and Hélène Jeanney

6:30 PM: PERLES RARES Pt 1: Koechlin Sonata for cello and piano Louise Dubin with Hélène Jeanney, + performances by cellists Emmanuelle Bertrand, Philippe Muller, and Mathieu Lejeune

9 PM: PERLES RARES Pt. 2: Debussy Sonata Louise Dubin with Hélène Jeanney, + performances by cellists Philippe Muller, Emmanuelle Bertrand, and Mathieu Lejeune

*I sent Steven his copy.  For your own copy: the Dover edition of this and other Franchomme works with piano, with my Preface, will appear in May.  You can pre-purchase it now here.

Franchomme-Chopin Concert à Paris le 4 Septembre. Violoncelle + Piano. Cathédrale Américaine de Paris

Le compositeur-violoncelliste oublié, Auguste Franchomme, fut un renommé musicien du 19ème siècle.  Il fut un contemporain et un cher ami de Chopin. Mes découvertes à la Bibliothèque Nationale de F…

Source: Franchomme-Chopin Concert à Paris le 4 Septembre. Violoncelle + Piano. Cathédrale Américaine de Paris

Franchomme-Chopin Concert de Paris le 4 Septembre. Violoncelle + Piano. Cathédrale Américaine de Paris

675px-Paris_(75)_Cathédrale_américaine_05Le compositeur-violoncelliste oublié, Auguste Franchomme, fut un renommé musicien du 19ème siècle.  Il fut un contemporain et un cher ami de Chopin. Mes découvertes à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France de quelques compositions épuisées aide à l’essor de ce grand compositeur parisien. Avec la pianiste française Hélène Jeanney, je jouerai les pièces rarement entendues à Paris depuis le 19ème siècle, et trois descendants directs de Franchomme seront present au concert!

VENUE:

The American Cathedral in Paris

23 avenue George V
75008 Paris
06 72 01 31 61

EVENT HEURE/DATE/PRIX

4 septembre 2016, 1600

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WEB (Programme, directions, contact)

http://www.lagv.org/en/dimanches-musicaux/211-violoncelle-et-piano/event_details?date=2016-09-04-16-00

ANNONCE EN ANGLAIS:

https://blogdaysofauguste.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/cello-piano-in-paris-94-auguste-franchomme-chopin-american-cathedral/

ACCLAIM en français

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5591f388e4b07f672a39ef58/t/579e87cef5e2317b42a97fae/1470007246788/Projet+%2B+Auguste+juillet+2016.pdf