Songs and Melodies by BARBARA, BJÖRK, DEBUSSY, CRUMB and LAVANDIER
Ten years after her first steps at the Festival d’Aix, the mischievous and radiant soprano Julie Fuchs will be with the accomplice she has always worked with, the pianist Alphonse Cemin, for a programme of melodies and of songs based on a new creation by the composer Arthur Lavandier, in the cosy intimacy of the courtyard of the Hôtel Maynier d’Oppède.
John Chest (baritone) — 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)
Associated with pianist Marcelo Amaral, John Chest presents Die Schöne Maguelone by Johannes Brahms. Of all the rich lieder production composed by Brahms, Romances of Maguelone by Ludwig Tieck op.33 is the only true cycle. Brahms knew these folk tales since childhood but it is thanks to Schumann that he discovered the novel by Ludwig Tieck. The work is representative of this poetic and idealized reinvention of the Middle Ages, characteristic of German Romanticism.
"It is especially the epic scale of the cycle - a real pocket opera supported by a piano writing of great complexity - that strikes the listener" writes Timothée Picard in the booklet.
Released on 22 Februay 2019
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