“La fabuleuse histoire de Marseille…” (1999)

This symphonic piece is based on the story of Marseille city.  All along the 4 movements, from its birth to nowadays, a narator tells the story as if he was the city itself.  This allegory starts that way :

“Today there is something in the air. Something that breathe in my belly, that goes near my “Bonne mère”, that leap in my street, that slip on my Vieux Port… It’s my old friend ! The mistral !… It’s coming blowing the 2600 candles of my birthday, me Marseille … then I remember…”

 
De nos jours

Gyptis & Protis

La peste de 1720

 

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