Friday, October 30th, 2020

Louis Langrée presents “Interpretation in Music”

 
Alliance Française de Cincinnati is proud to present a members-only, exclusive program with guest of honor, Maestro Louis Langrée, Music Director of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 
 
M. Langrée will present “Interpretation in Music”, in French. This is a unique opportunity to discover the art of conducting and interpreting a piece from a world-renowned “Chef d’Orchestre”. 
 
To prepare for this special session, Louis encourages you to do a little bit of homework Emoji as he will illustrate his presentation with the 40th Symphony of Mozart.
 
First, here is the link to the music score (here on IMSLP). Don’t be afraid, even if you can’t read music, give it a try, you will be surprise how much you can discover by simply looking at the score: read what you can, the tempo indications, the nomenclature of the instruments, etc… Those who prefer to read it like a picture book should feel free to do so.
 
That was for the “hard” part. The reward is to listen to two famous recordings of Mozart’s 40th Symphony on youtube. Participants can prepare by listening to a few minutes of each movement. For instance, it only takes 30 seconds to assess the dizzying difference between the two interpretations of the third movement.
 
– Leonard Bernstein, conducting the New York Philharmonic (recording published in 1974)
– Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (recorded in 1983)
 
First movement (Molto allegro):
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 
 
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
 
Second movement (Andante) :
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 
 
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
 
Third movement (Menuetto – Allegretto) :
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 
 
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
 
Fourth mouvement (Finale. Allegro assai)
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 
 
Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
 
This is a members-only event. If you are not a member of Alliance Française and affiliates, you can join online at https://www.afcincinnati.com/membership/registration  (Mac, PC, Tablet), or send a check to Alliance Française de Cincinnati, 7565 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati OH 45236. 
 
Et n’oubliez pas, la musique adoucit les moeurs.
 

Details of This Past Event
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Online
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