Bucharest, 11-15 June 2012

Together with Benoît Fromanger, the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra had the extraordinary chance for a world premiere recording: the orchestral works of the french composer, Mel Bonis. Student of Cesar Franck and colleague of the great composer Claude Debussy, Melanie Bonis belongs to the french school of composition in the impressionism era (1858-1937). Her works are written for solo instruments, voice, chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestras.

The works for  solo instruments, voice, chamber music ensembles are already recorded by renowned musicians in more than 30 CDs. The joint venture between the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, the music director and principal conductor Benoît Fromanger and the belgian record label “Chant de Linos” drives to the world premiere recording of the orchestral works of the french composer, Mel Bonis.

Thinking about globalisation, this project brings value to the international music culture for the contribution of a romanian orchestra formed by valuable musicians to foster great musical works that belongs to the european heritage.

Intervew with Benoît Fromanger, BSO’s music director and principal conductor – TVR Cultural

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