Classical sofa concerts

The repeated shows are broadcast for the holidays. Review of details with Klaus Mäkelä and Case Scaglione at the Philharmonie, and “the Enchanted Palace” at the Dijon Opera.

It was easy to get rid of it when the rooms reopened. However, music has returned to our screens. This time with original productions, since the second confinement allowed the organizers to continue working and rehearsing, and many of them chose to film concerts and shows in empty rooms, like Radio France, the Opéra Comique, the Théâtre de l’Athénée, the Auditorium du Louvre, the Operas in Paris, Nice, Strasbourg and the Auditorium in Lyon.

Having attended a few closed-door concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris, we also had the experience of tasting them better at home. Question of acoustics, the already generous reverberation of the large Pierre-Boulez room being amplified by the absence of the public, which the sound recording corrects. A question of the scene-room relationship, the musicians playing naturally refocusing on the camera that follows them, instead of addressing the dozen scattered people.

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