Budapest Festival Orchestra
conductor Iván Fischer
I sector piazza € 100
II sector piazza € 80
I sector stairs € 60
II sector stairs € 40
Le bœuf sur le toit, op. 58
Three poems for voice and orchestra
Gymnopédie n. 1
Orchestration by Claude Debussy
For the inaugural concert, the Budapest Festival Orchestra directed by Iván Fischer bring the dancing melodies and limid colours of early-twentieth century French music to the Piazza del Duomo.
Moving bodies enter the music of Darius Milhaud, whose Le boeuf sur le toit, a ballet with a plot written by Jean Cocteau, was inspired by the dances of the Rio Carnival. Erik Satie’s short Gymnopédie in the orchestrated version by Claude Debussy is titled after a processional dance from Ancient Greece.
Maurice Ravel’s melodies also dance: Shéhérazade for voice and orchestra is followed by La valse, a choreographic poem for orchestra, whose famed triple-time rhythms in the «fantastic, fatal whirlwind» are a nod towards the Viennese waltz.