‘Frank Martin just manages to create an intense atmosphere through the use of his harmony’, says conductor James Southall, clearly under the spell of LE VIN HERBÉ.
In this short video, Southall offers insights into Martin’s score – his depiction of the sea, the extended beauty of his cords, the innate drama in the music. All of this the composer creates with just a small ensemble of instrumentalists, who in this production have a central place in the staging.
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