Claude Debussy Images, Premier livre (reflets dans l’eau, hommage à Rameau, mouvement)
George Benjamin Shadowlines
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
2010 HSBC Laureate of the Académie and Laureate of the 2017 Gabriel Dussurget Prize, the pianist Alphonse Cemin has adopted a musical itinerary full of introspection, of respect and of recollections. The beginning of this nostalgic voyage will be the Images by Debussy. In order to bring to mind the inevitability of time passing, he will perform Shadowlines, a series of six canons by the British composer George Benjamin (Written on Skin, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2012). To commemorate those lost in the Great War and to pay tribute to the French composer François Couperin, he will present Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.
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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