Sabine Devieilhe | soprano
Alexandre Tharaud | piano
A sumptuous array of French melodies by Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud.
Debussy Nuit d’étoiles
Poulenc Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, C, Fêtes galantes
Fauré Après un rêve, Notre amour
Ravel Chanson française
Fauré Au bord de l’eau
Ravel Sur l’herbe, Manteau de fleurs
Debussy Romance, Romance d’Ariel, Apparition
Fauré Les Berceaux
Ravel Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Debussy Ariettes oubliées
She knows Debussy for having played Mélisande in Marseille and Paris. She knows Poulenc for having worn the veil of Sister Constance in the Dialogues des Carmélites directed by Olivier Py. She knows Ravel for having played ‘The fire in the fireplace’, ‘The princess torn out of a storybook’ and ’A nightingale’ in L’Enfant des sortilèges at the Glyndebourne Festival. Sabine Devieilhe arrives on conquered ground, escorted by Alexandre Tharaud with whom she trod the boards of Carnegie Hall and immortalized Berlioz and Koechlin on his record Mirages (Erato). Their association seems all the more ideal since, from Rameau to our contemporaries through the Paris of the "Roaring Twenties", the pianist stands out as one of the best specialists in the music of our regions. It would be hard to dream of a better way to render the subtle magic of French melody.
COPRODUCTION Jeanine Roze Production | Les Grandes Voix