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Duo de guitare Palissandre - Vanessa Dartier & Yann Dufresne

Sunday May 18, 2025 @ 15h00

Duo Palissandre, formed by guitarists Vanessa Dartier and Yann Dufresne, is one of France’s most fervent ambassadors of the two-guitar repertoire. Winners of several international competitions, the duo is recognized and appreciated for its brilliant playing and musical sensitivity, and is invited to perform in recital at numerous cultural programs and international festivals. The Palissandre duo has recorded several albums, the latest of which, “Mosaïque”, dedicated to French music, will be released in 2019 on the Paraty label. Keen to contribute to the development of the repertoire for guitar duo, Duo Palissandre regularly premieres new works: in 2022, three new pieces by composers Atanas Ourkouzounov, Lucien Guérinel and Philippe Kadosh. Vanessa Dartier teaches guitar at the CRC de Fontenay-sous-bois and the CRR Saint Maur des fossés, and Yann Dufresne teaches guitar at the CRR de Cergy-Pontoise.

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Program

« Voyage en guitares »

Les 3 mains et Gavotte et six double de Jean Philippe RAMEAU, arr. Duo Palissandre

Dolly (extraits) Berceuse, le jardin de Dolly et le pas espagnol de Gabriel Fauré, arr. Duo Palissandre

Suite française BWV 816 (extraits) allemande, courante, Gavotte de Jean Sébastien Bach, arr. duo Palissandre

Duo concertant opus 35 de Mauro Giuliani

La danse du meunier, le récit du pécheur et la danse rituelle du feu de Manuel De Falla, arr. Gruber-Maklar

This program invites audiences to (re)-discover the classical guitar, and more specifically the guitar duo, on a journey to France, with transcriptions of music for harpsichord by Jean Philippe Rameau, and music for 4-hand piano by Gabriel Fauré (whose death in 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of his death), to Italy, with Mauro Giuliani's original, virtuoso music for guitar duo, to Germany, with a harpsichord transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless music, and finally to Spain, with the intoxicating music of Manuel De Falla.

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