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Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass and piano

Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)

Composer
Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)
Composition Year
-
Work Movements
1. Dynamique
2. Nocturne
3. Festif
Artists
Armel Descottes [Oboe], Mathias Kjøller [clarinet], Mairead Hickey [violin], Timothy Ridout [viola], Niek de Groot [double bass], Christopher Glynn [Piano]

Programme Note Writer:
© Francis Humphrys

Composed for my friends, Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer for a New Year concert, this Sextet was written with festivities and entertainment in mind. The first movement ‘Dynamique’ is a series of variations, which multiply the rhythmic processes inherited from repetitive American music. The central ‘Nocturne’ section is a soft and painful confidence sung by the clarinet amid a harmonic backdrop of strings and piano. Finally, Festif’ creates a sense of joy and excitement (with an allusion to Schuberts Trout). The score ends with a cadential joke.


The Festival Finale is a great opportunity to explore for us unusual combinations of musicians and repertoire while we have so many amazing musicians staying with us in Bantry. We had a taste of Guillaume Connesson’s explosive music two years ago with his miniature Techno Parade for flute, clarinet and piano. His Festival Sextet is equally exciting, with a bigger range of instruments but still driven forward by a manic piano part with the extra weight of the three strings to add depth. The clarinet leads with the melody in the quiet and gentle Nocturne over a hushed summer nights accompaniment. The Festif finale is exactly as the composer describes.

Francis Humphrys



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Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass and piano

Composer: Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)
Performance date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Venue: Bantry House Library, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland,

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Composer Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)
Work Title Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass and piano
Composition Year -
Work Movements 1. Dynamique
2. Nocturne
3. Festif
Artist(s) Armel Descottes [Oboe], Mathias Kjøller [clarinet], Mairead Hickey [violin], Timothy Ridout [viola], Niek de Groot [double bass], Christopher Glynn [Piano]
Performance Date Saturday 8th July 2017
Performance Venue Bantry House Library, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland,
Event Finale
Duration 00:14:10
Recording Engineer Richard McCullough, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation Category Sextet
Programme Note Writer © Francis Humphrys

Composed for my friends, Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer for a New Year concert, this Sextet was written with festivities and entertainment in mind. The first movement ‘Dynamique’ is a series of variations, which multiply the rhythmic processes inherited from repetitive American music. The central ‘Nocturne’ section is a soft and painful confidence sung by the clarinet amid a harmonic backdrop of strings and piano. Finally, Festif’ creates a sense of joy and excitement (with an allusion to Schuberts Trout). The score ends with a cadential joke.


The Festival Finale is a great opportunity to explore for us unusual combinations of musicians and repertoire while we have so many amazing musicians staying with us in Bantry. We had a taste of Guillaume Connesson’s explosive music two years ago with his miniature Techno Parade for flute, clarinet and piano. His Festival Sextet is equally exciting, with a bigger range of instruments but still driven forward by a manic piano part with the extra weight of the three strings to add depth. The clarinet leads with the melody in the quiet and gentle Nocturne over a hushed summer nights accompaniment. The Festif finale is exactly as the composer describes.

Francis Humphrys