Posted on 21 January 2016
It includes world premieres of Milhaud's Deux poèmes (1919) and Jean Francaix's 1950 twelve-voice choral masterpiece Ode à la gastronomie. The piece gently satirises the French attitude to dining, notably through the classic of the French attitude to food, Brillat-Savarin's Physiologie du goût (1825).
This week I Fagiolini are filming an entire dramatisation of the Ode – set in a restaurant and its kitchen, with the twelve singers as cooks. It is directed by John La Bouchardiere after a concept by Robert Hollingworth (who directed the music performance). It is filmed by Polyphonic Films who also filmed The Full Monteverdi with I Fagiolini in 2007.
A short demo film about the CD can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbfky2IxWQE