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Duo Shéhérazade. Danielle Arrigoni, mezzo soprano. Oliver Wehlmann, piano.

Sunday January 19, 2025 @ 15h00
Works by Ravel, Mahler and Wagner

Danielle Arrigoni, mezzo-soprano
After studying counterpoint, harmony and composition with Ivo Malec at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she won a Premier Prix, Danielle Arrigoni turned to singing.
She works with Glenn Chambers and regularly takes part in performance workshops with Ronald Klekamp and Peter Kooy. She has often sung with the Soli Tutti and Multilatéral ensembles, and works with pianist Oliver Wehlmann on programs of French and Hungarian melodies and Lieder from the 19th and 20th centuries. She also founded the women’s vocal ensemble Koroheya. Danielle Arrigoni teaches at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris.

Olivier Wehlmann, piano
Oliver Wehlmann began his musical studies with piano and singing in Germany. He continued with composition in Rome and musicology in Paris. His activities vary between teaching and writing, practice and analysis.
His contact with Boris Porena, the Italian composer and writer, taught him a methodology that aims to respond to more varied problems, from the social to the musical, from verbal communication to physical contact, with an attitude that attempts to relativize their preconditions. Oliver Wehlmann uses this methodology both when teaching martial arts and music, and when composing and performing music. The main tool of this approach, metacultural analysis, attempts to replace objects in their original cultural universe, then opens the way to transformation operations according to defined criteria. Among other things, this work produces musical performances that are far removed from the original text, without losing sight of it altogether.

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Program

"From orchestra to piano: a setting for the voice".

The works on this program are usually written for the orchestra. But the composer first imagined and wrote them for the piano.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
- Shéhérazade (First poem: Asie).
- Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (First poem: Soupir)
- L'enfant et les Sortilèges (Air de l'horloge)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
- Kindertotenlieder (poems 2, 4 and 5)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-Wesendonck- Lieder (poems 2, 3 and 5)

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