Messiaen / Chausson / Tchaïkovski Concert
Winds of the east, winds of the west
- Opéra de Lyon
- 2 hours
The chants of the Fourth Symphony and of Poème de l’amour et de la mer oscillate between hopeful love and ineluctable destiny.
Marked by tragic reflections, the Fourth Symphony opposes to Fatum an ineluctable fatalistic power: the will to live. “There are simple but powerful joys. Take delight in the joy of others. It is still possible to live”, noted the Russian composer in 1877, on finishing this work. Less than eight years later, the wave that surged through Le Poème de l’amour et de la mer (1885) displayed just such a headlong rush.