The Resource Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto, Idéale Audience, IMG Artists ; Philippe Truffault, director

Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto, Idéale Audience, IMG Artists ; Philippe Truffault, director

Label
Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto
Title
Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto
Statement of responsibility
Idéale Audience, IMG Artists ; Philippe Truffault, director
Title variation
Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Performer
Production company
Subject
Summary
Samson François and Louis Frémaux enthuse the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra and its audience with the Concerto for the left hand by Ravel. You needn't expect just a simple piano lesson from the person who said "It is out of my love for love that I learnt music." An artist to the ends of his sleepless nights, Samson François plays the way he is, in an atypical, rebellious and surprising manner. "Playing piano, how awful! Playing at the piano!," is how he likes to put it. A lover of jazz and of the drums, of football and night clubs, Samson François started as a disciple of Alfred Cortot and Yvonne Lefébure, then he was a student of Marguerite Long and a winner, at the age of nineteen, of the First Prize in the Long-Thibaud Competition in 1943. His career started with a meteoric ascension, the whole world acclaimed him. "I am a musician because I want to live as many lives as possible." And that's what he did, at the risk of searing his wings. This film contains a rare document, the only recording that remains of the Grieg Piano Concerto played by Samson François: a concert which was performed in Paris in 1967 with the National Orchestra of the ORTF under the direction of Louis Frémaux. Samson François reinvents this score that springs from under his fingers, urgent and spontaneous. Three years before, Samson François played one of his favourite works, the Concerto for the left hand written by Ravel for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein who had lost his right arm during the war. Accompanied by Louis Frémaux conducting the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, Samson François sweeps everyone and everything along with him, the orchestra, the conductor, the audience and the piece, with his playing style which imposes itself as an evidence. Victim of a first heart attack at forty-five, he continues to tempt every devil. Struck down at the age of forty-six, he never experienced decline
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
  • 1967 June 27
  • 1964 October 24
Other event information
  • Recorded
  • recorded
  • recorded
PerformerNote
Samson François, piano ; Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo ; Louis Frémaux, conductor
Place of event
Maison de la Radio, Paris, France
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-1970
  • 1843-1907
  • 1875-1937
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Truffault, Philippe
  • François, Samson
  • Frémaux, Louis
  • Grieg, Edvard
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Idéale Audience International
  • IMG Artists (Firm)
  • Opera de Monte Carlo
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Concertos (Piano)
  • Concertos (Piano, 1 hand)
Technique
live action
Label
Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto, Idéale Audience, IMG Artists ; Philippe Truffault, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/samson-francois-ravel-concerto-for-the-left-hand-grieg-piano-concerto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Piano concerto in A minor, op. 16
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Piano concerto for the left Hand
  • Maurice Ravel
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
23
System control number
  • ocn956369784
  • (OCoLC)956369784
Video recording format
other
Label
Samson François plays Ravel's Concerto for the left hand and Grieg's Piano concerto, Idéale Audience, IMG Artists ; Philippe Truffault, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/samson-francois-ravel-concerto-for-the-left-hand-grieg-piano-concerto
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Piano concerto in A minor, op. 16
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Piano concerto for the left Hand
  • Maurice Ravel
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
23
System control number
  • ocn956369784
  • (OCoLC)956369784
Video recording format
other

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