From "The Shining" to "2001: A Space Odyssey"

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Alan Gilbert, performs the works of Györgi Ligeti and Béla Bartók, with the Radio France Choir and the pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Concert recorded live on 16 March 2019 at the Radio France Auditorium, in Paris.

Maison de la Radio, Paris

Ligeti in 2001 : l’Odyssée de l’espace, Bartók in The Shining...Stanley Kubrick often preferred using music from the existing repertoire of contemporary music rather than asking a composer to compose a new work for cinema: "However good our best film composers may be, they are not aBeethoven, aMozartor aBrahms. Why use music which is less good when there is such a multitude of great orchestral music available from the past and from our own time?", the director often explaiend. This concert organised by Radio France gives audiences a glimpse into the musical tastes of the film director, and his two favourite 20th-century composers: György Ligeti, heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey,and Béla Bartók, whose music is used in The Shining.

Concert Programme

György LigetiAtmosphères
Béla BartókPiano Concerto n°3
György LigetiLux Aeterna
Béla BartókMusic for strings, celesta and percussion