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Dedicated to Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu
Composition in 2009
: 4 minutes 40
Commissioned by Trans'Art
: Henry Lemoine
At the origin of the project :
Hervé Corre de Valmalète, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Flâneries musicales de Reims" festival.
Fist performance :
July 10th, 2009, at Bazancourt (near Reims), church Saint-Rémi, by Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu.
was inspired by an extract from Paul Claudel's "Hundred sentences
for fans" ; the title is a part of one of the short poems :
"Noise of water on water, shadow of a leaf on another leaf".
In Claudel's work, the calligraphy of every short poetic evocation, generally
linked to nature and gardens, is supposed to adorn a refined Japanese
The violin, as an instrument, has been fascinating many generations of
composers. Its appeal is still to be exploited, because it has a huge
potential, and is capable of displaying lyric faculties as well as refinement
and elegance. Two violins giving way to all sorts of echos and auras,
one can think that this kind of duet can give a good musical translation
of the Claudel's image. It is not an imitation of the nature, but an emotional