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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Les Vents Français

15 August 2012 at 11:00am

Ibert: Trois pièces brèves
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Milhaud: Quintet ‘La cheminée du Roi René’
Barber: Summer Music
Zemlinsky: Humoreske
Taffanel: Quintet

Making its Festival debut, Les Vents Français gathers together five of the world’s top wind players, each one a virtuoso soloist – flautist Emmanuel Pahud, oboist François Leleux, clarinettist Paul Meyer, bassoonist Gilbert Audin and horn player Radovan Vlatković. They celebrate French wind music at its elegant, witty best.

Succinct and delicious pieces by Ibert and Milhaud frame Ravel’s glittering Le tombeau de Couperin. Barber’s bluesy Summer Music contrasts languid charm with lively activity, and the richly Romantic Quintet in G minor by Paul Taffanel is full of lyricism and opulent harmonies.

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Mr Hedley G Wright

Photo © wildundleise.de

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

Tickets for all EIF events – at all venues – are available at The Queen’s Hall Box Office to personal callers. For telephone or online sales please contact 0131 473 2000 or www.eif.co.uk

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EIF: Les Vents Français
Event EIF: Les Vents Français
Date 15 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.