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Nuits

Nuits

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As the symbiosis between the art of the poet and that of the composer, the French melodie became the jewel of the salons of the 'Belle epoque'. By placing a string quartet and a piano around the singer, Chausson's Chanson perpetuelle, Lekeu's Nocturne and Faure's La Bonne Chanson oscillate between chamber musical intimacy and orchestral ambition. Alongside these famous pioneering pieces, this programme devised by the Palazzetto Bru Zane champions a return to the art of transcription, so popular in the nineteenth century, with the aim of expanding the repertory for voice, strings and piano in order to unearth some forgotten treasures. Hence Hahn, Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Massenet, La Tombelle, Ropartz, Louiguy and Messager all appear in a programme whose guiding thread is the emotions of nocturnal abandonment: the charms of twilight, the trajectory of dreams, the terror of nightmare or the exhilaration of festive occasions. Alexandre Dratwicki has made these arrangements in the style of the nineteenth century. Appropriately enough, the programme ends with La Vie en rose, for this music offers a kaleidoscope of all the colors of human feeling. The texture of solo strings and piano sets Veronique Gens's incomparable storytelling artistry in a new light.

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Title: Nuits
Release Date: 4/24/2020
Label: Alpha
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 589
UPC: 3760014195891
Item #: 2283527X