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Label: Fuga Libera

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

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  • Gabriel Dupont (1878 - 1914): Les Heures dolentes:
  • 1Les Heures dolentes: I. Épigraphe (Lent et grave) - La mort rôde (Très modéré) [Transcribed by Gabriel Dupont]08:25
  • 2Les Heures dolentes: XII. Des enfants jouent dans le jardin (Un peu animé) [Transcribed by Gabriel Dupont]06:12
  • 3Les Heures dolentes: II. Le soir tombe dans la chambre (Lent et recueilli) [Transcribed by Gabriel Dupont]04:35
  • 4Les Heures dolentes: XIII. Nuit blanche - Hallucinations (Lent et sombre) [Transcribed by Gabriel Dupont]07:16
  • Jour d'été:
  • 5Jour d'été: I. Matinée ensoleillée (Allegro giocoso)05:20
  • 6Jour d'été: II. Sous-bois (Andante tranquillamente)06:18
  • 7Jour d'été: III. Nocturne (Allegro vivo)05:03
  • Le chant de la destinée:
  • 8Le chant de la destinée14:49
  • Total Runtime57:58

Info for Dupont: Complete Symphonic Works

Greatly admired by his contemporaries, Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914) studied with Massenet, then became a disciple of Vierne and Widor; he is one of those composers whose too-brief career prevented them from taking their merited place in the history of music. Despite suffering a chronic bout of tuberculosis in 1901, Dupont managed to enter for the Prix de Rome, obtaining a ‘second prize’ (ahead of Maurice Ravel). This composer has been partly rediscovered over the past few years – mainly his piano works,songs, and some rare chamber works – yet his symphonic music remain salmost entirely unknown. The compositions on this disc are the very first recorded collection of his complete orchestral repertoire, and they mark the course of Dupont’s brief creative years, from the three-part symphonic sketch Jour d’Été (1900), to the poignant Le Chant de la Destinée (1908), and including the orchestrated piano pieces Les Heures dolentes. Dupont’s language is a passionate synthesis of late 19th century French traditions with his quest for a new identity, a new path: one that weaves around the tracks of his contemporaries, sometimes crossing the border into German musical territory…

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege
Patrick Davin, conductor

Patrick Davin
Equally at home in contemporary as in classical and romantic repertoires, Patrick Davin has made himself a name both in the symphonic and lyric fields. Being a former student of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös, he has been frequently asked to premiere works by composers such as Philippe Boesmans, Luc Brewaeys, Bruno Mantovani, Jacqueline Fontyn, Charles Chaynes, Vinko Globokar, Murray Schafer, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Levinas, Henri and Denis Pousseur, Xavier Dayer, James Dillon, Jean-Luc Hervé, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Kris Defoort and Marco Stroppa.

Other career highlights included : his recent debut (october 2018) at deutsche Oper Berlin, where he replaced ad hoc Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) ; Louise (Charpentier) and Damnation de Faust at the Paris Opera House Bastille ; La muette de Portici and Le domino noir, both by Daniel F.E. Auber, at Opéra Comique Paris; the world premieres of Au monde and Pinocchio (Boesmans) both directed by Joël Pommerat at ROH La Monnaie; Le Nozze di Figaro, Pénélope (Fauré) directed by Olivier Py and Dr Atomic (Adams), directed by Lucinda Childs, at the Opera House of Strasbourg.

Upcoming (2018/2019) Patrick Davin will conduct amongst others, the world premiere of Pierre Bartholomée’s opera Nous sommes éternels at the Opera House of Metz. Subsequently he will appear in Faust at ROH Liège and in Entführung aus dem Serail at Monte-Carlo’s Opera House.

Patrick Davin has held the position of Chief Conductor of the ensembles “L’Itinéraire” (Paris) and “Musiques nouvelles” (Belgium) ; Principal Guest Conductor at the Opera House of Marseille and artistic and musical director of the Symphonic Orchestra of Mulhouse (FR).

Currently, he’s holding the position of Principal Guest Conductor at the ROH of Liège. A House he has conducted La Damnation de Faust, Pelléas et Mélisande, La Voix humaine, Il segreto di Susanna, Le Roi d’Ys, Arabella …

Patrick Davin has repeatedly appeared in the Opera Houses of Geneva, Toulouse, Monte-Carlo, Marseille, Lyon to name just a few... At home, the Monnaie Theatre invited him for Boesmans’ Reigen, Wintermärchen, Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne (Belgian premiere), next to the world premieres of The Woman Who Walked into Doors and The House of the Sleeping Beauties (Kris Defoort), L’Uomo dal fiore in bocca (Luc Brewaeys) and La Dispute (Benoît Mernier).

He has collaborated with stage directors such as : Luc Bondy, Jorge Lavelli, Herbert Wernicke, Christophe Marthaler, Nicolas Joël, Robert Lepage, Andre Engel, Olivier Py, Stephen Langridge, Jürgen Flimm, Philippe Sireuil, Stefano Mazzonis, Nicolas Brieger, Philippe Arlaud, Jean-Louis Grinda, Guy Cassiers, Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser to name just a few.

Patrick Davin’s operatic repertoire includes the more Zauberflöte, Fledermaus, Carmen, La Traviata, Dialogues des Carmélites, Don Giovanni, Werther ...

Symphonic projects have led to cooperations with Klangforum Wien ; Ensemble Modern, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Radio orchestras of Stuttgart and München, Musikfabrik Düsseldorf ; l’Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestras of Montpellier, the National Orchestras of Toulouse and Lille and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice. Next to invitations by the Orchestras of Winterthur and La Suisse-Romande ; Jonde and Teatro Real ; Het Orkest van het Oosten, Gelders orkest and Nieuw Sinfonietta (NL); Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Belgian national Orchestra, Royal Flanders Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxemburg.

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