Louisiana Music presents classical music in new ways and from new perspectives by using the latest film technology. These classical music videos are a natural extension of the museum's high-profile concert program, and they lift the special interplay between Louisiana and world-class musicians so that it reaches beyond the museum's concert hall and is accessible to everyone.
For many years, Louisiana has served as a haven for international musicians who specialize in chamber music. It has therefore been possible to create a special relationship of trust and belonging that the museum's concert guests enjoy and that will now also be reflected to a great degree in Louisiana Music.
“For those with ears to see and those with eyes to hear” is the motto for these films, which come very close to the music and the musicians so that one experiences the music from within, so to speak. Stéphan Aubé, the director of the recording sessions, aims to convey the music "from the other side" in order to lead us into a special space "that one cannot experience directly in a concert hall".
DENIS KOZHUKHIN / PROKOFIEV
In the Precipitato (third movement) from Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 7 – the second of his so-called war sonatas – the theme of conflict is highlighted cinematically in a battle between darkness and light so that sparks almost fly. An intense, rhythmical editing underscores the raw, mechanical atmosphere that helps to highlight Denis Kozukhin’s interpretation.
EMMANUEL PAHUD / FERROUD
The French-Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud is one of the recurring and most popular figures in Louisiana's concert repertoire. Here you can experience his fine performance of "Jade", from “Three Pieces for Flute Solo” by the prematurely deceased French composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud (1900-36).
KAREN GOMYO & CHRISTIAN POLTÉRA / HONEGGER
With the Louisiana Concert Hall and Boathouse in the background, violinist Karen Gomyo and cellist Christian Poltéra play the Allegro from Arthur Honegger's Sonata for Violin and Cello. The Swiss-French composer Honegger (1892-1955) is considered one of the leading figures in modern music.
MUSIC SEEN FROM WITHIN
"When I make these films, the audience should feel that they are taking an active role in the music, almost as if they were playing themselves.” That is how Stéphan Aubé, the French pianist and the director of the classical music videos, describes his work creating films for Louisiana Music.
ABOUT STEPHAN AUBÉ