To mix musette and classical music…
Félicien Brut joins the famous Quatuor Hermès and the double bass player Édouard Macarez for a program conceived to measure by Thibault Perrine. Crossing borders, mixing styles, multiplying encounters, they take us on a journey through the last century, sometimes dazzling with virtuosity, sometimes heartbreaking with melancholy.
The project and the concert are named after Paris where the musette (and the ball of the same name) was born. But Félicien Brut and his friends are not limited to the Bastille or Ménilmontant. Surrounded by strings, the accordion plays works by Gershwin, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Brel, Richard Galliano and, of course, Thibault Perrine, composer of Suite Musette, a piece inspired by the musette repertoire and commissioned specifically for this program.
Not only does Le Pari des Bretelles bring back to life a part of French musical heritage, revealing the Parisian spirit of the Roaring Twenties and an unprecedented cultural mix, but it also proves that the accordion remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Since its premiere in September 2017 at the Seine Musicale, the show has not stopped touring. From the Zygel Academy on France 2 to the Folle Journée de Nantes, from the Flâneries Musicales de Reims to the Festival Classique au Vert, from Japan to Russia via Italy, Germany or Israel, it can be said that the Pari des Bretelles has met with immense success all over the world.
An eponymous album, praised by the critics, was released in January 2019, under the Mirare label.