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La Nuit des Chants (Concerto for viola)


Viola & orchestra

30 mn

• Scoring: – – timp., 2 perc., piano, harp, strings, solo viola.

• World premiere: 17/02/2018, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Antoine Tamestit (viola), Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Stéphane Denève (cond.).

• German premiere: 29/11/2019, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (Germany) – Antoine Tamestit (viola), NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto (cond.).

• French premiere: 10/12/2020, Auditorium de Radio France, Paris (France) – Antoine Tamestit (viola), Orchestre national de France, Nicholas Collon (cond.) – Broadcasted concert (France Musique), without an audience, due the Covid-19 sanitary crisis.

• Commissioned by NTR ZaterdagMatinee & NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

• Publisher: Gérard Billaudot.