Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari - 2011/2014
3 Fl (3. also Picc.), 2 Ob, 2 Cl in Bb, 2 Fag
4 Hns in F, 2 Tpt in C, 2 Ten Tbns, Basstbn
Timpani, Percussion (3)
Strings (10.8.6.5.4) recommended
In 2009, Frank Strobel, Music Director of the European FilmPhilarmonic Institute, asked me to "revisit" the music of a great silent film classic: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene in 1919.
The musical style varies from post-romantic to impressionistic, and even, for some of the more brutal scenes, atonal. Each character or key scene is associated with a leitmotif that is subject to slight variations throughout the film.
The score features some 800 points of synchronization with the image, to ensure a precise match between music and film.
Created in its initial version (before restoration of the film) with the "Neue Frankfurter Philharmonie" (2011), this new score has been performed on numerous occasions around the world, notably in Qatar (Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra 2017), Brazil (Mostra internacional de cinema dem São Paulo 2019) or more recently, in 2022 with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Stuttgarter Philharmoniker", Germany.
Sextuor pour instruments à vent et piano - 2018
Fl. Ob. Cl in B. Fag. Hn in F. Piano
I. Maestoso - Animé
For his Sextet, the composer Stéphane Fromageot, born in Paris in 1971, draws inspiration from the language of French music of the 20th century, which he was deeply immersed in during his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris.
Mainly tonal, the three-movement Sextet bears similarities to Francis Poulenc's Sextet for wind instruments and piano (1939), a well-known piece in this repertoire.
Notably, it combines the unique colors of the wind instruments with virtuosic and rich piano writing.
During the premiere on March 11, 2018, Stéphane Fromageot performed on the piano, accompanied by soloists from the Saint-Gall Symphony Orchestra.
"Un Espagnol à Paris" - 2019
3 Fl. (3. also Picc.). 2 Ob. 2 Cl in B. 2 Fag.
4 Hns in F. 3 Tpt in C. 2 Ten Tbn. Bass Tbn. Tba
Timpani. 2 Perc.
Written in the context of a "Family-Concert" dedicated to Spanish music, "Un Espagnol à Paris" (transl. "A Spaniard in Paris") is as an orchestral fantasy where the composer portrays, often with a wink, the discovery of the French capital trough the prism of Spanish musical culture.
Petite Suite pour cordes - 2020
String orchestra (126.96.36.199.2)
II. Gavotte et Tambourin
The Petite Suite pour Cordes is a composition with neo-classical influences that draws inspiration from 18th-century dances, while also deviating from the strict structural conventions of that era.
Quatuor pour quatre violons - 2021
II. Vif et bien rythmé