CAILLEBOTTE'S NEW ALBUM #2
Among the Caillebotte brothers, you have the very famous impressionist painter Gustave, the priest Alfred and the composer Martial, who remained behind the scenes. The rich and complex writing style of Martial Caillebotte's work is now being revealed thanks to the huge work of the Paris Region Vittoria Choir and its musical conductor, Michel Piquemal.
“Michel Piquemal's reputation for his talent as a snooper of very rare works in the repertoire of French music is very well established but this Messe is a miracle catch.” Cadences (2013)
The whole story started in 2013 with the historical release of the Messe solennelle de Pâques by Martial Caillebotte, launched as a world premier. The CD has since been awarded “4 ffff of Télérama” and “4 Diapasons”, and acclaimed by the musical press.
“A discovery not to be missed!” Falcinelli.org (2013)
“A music with high impulses and humanity. Don't miss it!” Valeurs actuelles (2013)
The Paris Region Vittoria Choir and its conductor, accompanied again by the Orchestra Pasdeloup, are adventuring together the second episode of the "Caillebotte Cycle". They have recorded last May three unknown pieces : Une Journée ("A Day" a symphonic poem based on the poems of the French author Edouard Blau), Psalm 132 – Ecce quam bonum and the Dies Irae (works composed for solists, choir and orchestra).
These scores have been played only once during the lifetime of the composer, before going to sleep for more than a century in the trunks of the family. Until the day the Paris Region Vittoria Choir decided to wake this music up, with the help of the French baritone Benoit Riou and the consent of the Caillebotte descendants, in particular Patrick Chardeau. This discovery is major for the French musical heritage. What could be more moving than to wake up sleeping music?
Great names of the current French lyric scene take part in the adventure: Karine Deshayes, Clémentine Margaine and Philippe Do.
THE PROJECT PARTNERS
The Paris Region Vittoria Choir and Michel PIQUEMAL, project bearers
Since its creation in 1987, the Paris Region Vittoria Choir covers numerous repertoires, with a predilection toward the French music from the 19th and 20th centuries, and the rediscovery of often-forgotten French composers such as Joseph-Guy Ropartz, Jean Cras, Lili Boulanger or Martial Caillebotte.
This new CD is reinforcing the Choir position as a major player in the rediscovery of the musical heritage.
“Congratulations to all and thank you for your generosity. Music is a matter of passion and it does the soul good to meet such choristers who are guided by their passion for music! Congratulations and see you next round!” (Cédric Tiberghien, pianist)
Karine DESHAYES, Clémentine MARGAINE et Philippe DO, soloists
"Best lyrical artist of the year" at the Classical Music Award 2011, Karine Deshayes is singing at the Opéra Bastille in Bellini’s opera I Capuleti et I Montechi. Last performances included Poppea in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea at the Palais Garnier and Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco at the Chorégies d'Orange last June and July.
"Best lyrical newcomer artist of the year" at the Classical Music Award 2011, Clémentine Margaine performed Marguerite in Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust and Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen at the Berlin Deutsche Oper. Last performances included again Carmen at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome last June.
Highly appreciated for the “beauty of his lyric tenor tone, his sophisticated halftones and the clarity of his voice” (Alan Blytth in Opera), Philippe Do embodied Golo in Schumann’s Genoveva and Lord Percy in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Ostrava National Theatre (Czech Republic). He performed Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the Vladivostok Opera (Russia) and at the Sigulda Festival Opera (Latvia) last August.
The Orchestra Pasdeloup
Created in 1861, the Orchestra Pasdeloup is the oldest French orchestra playing, named after his creator Jules Pasdeloup.
The Orchestra perpetuates the core values of his founder Jules Pasdeloup, conductor and a visionary entrepreneur. The Orchestra remains open to the diversity of styles, shows and talents. From classical symphonies to film music, from French operetta to contempary creations, each Pasdeloup concert presents to the public a new listening position, a chance to be surprised and above all to be thrilled.
When? From 12th to 16th May, 2014
Where? église Notre-Dame du Liban
Karine Deshayes, soprano
Clémentine Margaine, mezzo
Philippe Do, tenor
Boris Mychajliszyn, tenor 2
Benoit Riou, baritone
Eric Génovèse, reciter
Paris Region Vittoria Choir
Michel Piquemal, direction
Paris Region Vittoria Choir
Cécile Berthelot, production manager
Boris Mychajliszyn, artistic direction
Audrey Carpentier, communication manager
Paris Region Council, Department of Culture and Media, City of Paris, Maison des Associations du 2e arrondissement
Record Label: Sisyphe
Distributor: Abeille Musique/Qobuz
Join the new Caillebotte adventure by helping our fund-raising and share the talent of the composer Martial Caillebotte.
Thanks to Patrick Chardeau who agreed to give us access to the Martial Caillebotte scores.