| "Dans la forêt du charme et de l'enchantement"

Soprano and Piano




 

Ruxandra Ibric Cioranu, soprano

Blandine Waldmann, piano


 

Poetic concert “À la Française”

Chausson, Duparc, Liszt, Messiaen, Debussy

| Programme

Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1889)
Selection of songs in particular
“Nocturne, Chanson d’amour, Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement” and “Chanson perpétuelle”

Henri Duparc ( 1848 – 1933)
“Invitation au Voyage”

Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
“Enfant, si j’étais roi, S’il est un Gazon Charmant”

Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)
“L’épouse” extract from the “Poèmes Pour Mi”

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
“Paysage sentimental, Fleur des blés, Voici que le printemps, La belle au bois dormant”              


 

The French language has often inspired musical compositions throughout musical history, or maybe it is the music which has given rise to the words?

Is the charm of French music a myth or a reality?
 
Come and explore the language in this poetic concert based around the major ‘lieds’ of the French repertoire and some surprising discoveries.