cello and accordion

« East, west, south or north, there is no difference. It doesn’t matter where you go, just make sure you make every journey an inner journey. If you travel inward, you will travel the world and beyond.»

Excerpt from Soufi mon amour – Elif Shafak

From East to West

A unique encounter between two brilliant and generous musicians, between two friends, between two lovers of the stage: Christian-Pierre La Marca and Félicien Brut.

Mixing the accordion with the cello may seem surprising, but it only takes a few minutes to realize that these two have so much to say together…

From the baroque to the chanson, through the romantic repertoire or the national schools, the two musicians take us in a twirling spatial and temporal movement. The composers of Eastern Europe rub shoulders with those of the New World, the music of yesterday collides with that of today.

Jean-Philippe Rameau opens the ball before Béla Bartók waltzes alongside Tony Murena, Frédéric Chopin and Dimitri Chostakovitch greet George Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, David Popper or Carl Maria von Weber give the line to Ariel Ramirez or Richard Galliano.

Thus, under the fingers of Christian-Pierre and Félicien, centuries, eras and continents pass by. From East to West, the strings of the cello mingle with the breath of the accordion to remind us that our world is as small as the musical heritage it carries is big…

The Program

subject to change

Les Sauvages
extract of Les Indes Galantes
by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Six Danses Populaires Roumaines
by Béla Bartók

Rhapsodie Hongroise 
by David Popper

extract of the ballet The Limpid Stream
by Dimitri Chostakovitch

La Folia
by Marin Marais
(solo cello)

Three Preludes
by George Gershwin
arrangement by Lucas Henri

Prelude in E minor, opus 28
by Frédéric Chopin
arrangement by Domi Emorine, after the Motion Trio

Konzertstück in F minor
Final – Presto giocoso
by Carl Maria von Weber
(solo accordion)

Vuelvo al Sur
by Astor Piazzolla

Alfonsina y el mar
by Ariel Ramirez
arrangement by Domi Emorine

Passion – Indifférence – Vesoul
by Tony Murena, Joseph Colombo et Jacques Brel

Tango pour Claude
by Richard Galliano