Classical Music




Kronos Quartet

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 52min
Kronos is as much a myth as a living reality. This American quartet, which is returning to Le Mans two years after its memorable first concert, proves it by including in the programme a flurry of its latest productions that have had diverse (...)

Cadre Noir of Saumur

Every once in a while, the Ecole Nationale d’Equitation - National School of Equitation - offers the public access to discover its means and its actions towards the sport of equitation and its heritage. The "Cadre Noir" of Saumur is the teaching (...)

Festival de l’Epau - « 3 pianists in the making»

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 120min
This 120 minute long programme will be divided into three parts, each 40 minutes long, that will correspond to the best moments of the three concerts, filmed in three different places on three different days (Adam Laloum, Wilhem Latchoumia, Francesco Tristan Schlimé).


Saumur: The Chronicle of an Occupied City

by Fernando Gomez Monroy - 52min
How did the people of Saumur live the four years under the German occupation? What was their daily life like? What were their joys and their anguishes during the Occupation? By distancing itself from labels of “good” and “bad” Frenchmen, this film (...)

Composers of yesterday and of today

by Luc Riolon - 87min
The composer Joao de Deus Castro Lobo (1794-1832) is a mulatto born into a poor family. He is one of the greatest talents of this epoch. Music, for him, was a real means of communication between colonial Portugal and European culture. And more (...)


Inva Mula, the Voice of Albania

by Luc Riolon - 69 minutes
Inva Mula returns to sing in Albania in September 2003 amidst the ruins of the antique theatre of Butrini. For her return to her motherland, Inva has imagined a very eclectic programme that goes from songs written by her father to great melodies (...)


Claudio Monteverdi / Selva Morale e Spirituale

by Michel Esquirol - 85min
After the creation of the first part of the this work in 1997 during the baroque festival in Sable-sur-Sarthe, Bernard Fabre-Garrus and his group continue their pursuit of Monteverdi’s work, a work that is not very widely known. This is the (...)


Claudio Monteverdi / Selva Morale E Spirituale

by Luc Riolon - 96 minutes
The “A Sei Voci” ensemble very rapidly acquired international fame. Founded in 1977, this ensemble took up as its vocation to rediscover the polyphonic musical compositions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, while remaining loyal to (...)