Quinte et sens - Symhpony for the Elements
A new approach to classical music, filmed in UHD inside and outside the Philharmonie de Paris, highly aesthetic and fascinating.
Scene from "La Mer" © Camera Lucida
This film by François-René Martin & Gordon combines breathtakingly beautiful images with the magnificent sound of the Orchestre de Paris. It creates a new Symphony representing the four Classical Elements:
- Fire (Stravinsky’s “Firebird”),
- Earth (Adoration of the Earth in Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”),
- Water (Debussy’s “La Mer”),
- Air (Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea in “La Mer”).
As a fifth element it adds Olivier Messiaen’s “L’Appel interstellaire” (Interstellar call) from “Des Canyons aux Étoiles” (From the canyons to the stars).
The word Quintessence was originally the Latin expression for the fifth element (quinta essentia, literally “fifth being”). According to Aristoteles, there was aether as massless, unchangeable, eternal substance beyond the lunar sphere. This “fifth element” thus had completely different properties than the earthly ones.
Filmed inside and outside the stunning Philharmonie de Paris in true Hollywood style this is a new milestone in the creative visualization of music. A fascinating feast for the eyes and ears.
English title QUINTE ET SENS – SYMPHONY FOR THE ELEMENTS
Original title QUINTE & SENS – UNE SYMPHONIE POUR LES ÉLÉMENTS
Genre Music film
Recording location Philharmonie de Paris
Recording date June 2020
Production year 2020
Duration 50 min.
Video format UHD
Production Company Camera Lucida Productions – Philharmonie de Paris – ARTE France
Director François-René Martin & Gordon
Distribution TV Unitel & C Major for Unitel
Conductor Paavo Järvi, Daniel Harding
Orchestra / Band Orchestre de Paris
Composer Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen
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