Thomas Guggeis conducts the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, Sunday at 9 p.m. on Radio Classique
Meet the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by the young German conductor Thomas Guggeis, Sunday at 9 p.m. on Radio Classique
In the program, My mother the goose by Ravel and The Song of the Earth by Mahler
Radio Classique takes you to the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, for a concert by the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by the young German conductor Thomas Guggeis, aged 28. The first work is the famous sequel My mother the goose by Maurice Ravel. The work, inspired by Tales of my mother Goose by Charles Perrault, was first written for piano four hands for the son and daughter of a couple of Ravel’s friends, the Godebskys. In fact, it was the two children, Jean and Mimie, who created the work in April 1910 at the Salle Gaveau, at the age of six and ten. Then the following year Ravel will orchestrate My mother the goose, which will gain notoriety and fame in this version.
The second work is The Song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler premiered in Munich in 1911. The Song of the Earth marries the symphony to the lied. It is composed of six lieder on Chinese poems from the 8th century. China is evoked by a few keys, through the triangle, the harp or the mandolin. The six songs are sung alternately by a tenor and a mezzo-soprano, in this case by Attilio Glaser and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner. This concert recorded at the beginning of November will be presented by Laure Mézan.