A tribute to Debussy and the orientalist taste of of his time with, beside the soloists of Les Siècles, the wonderful soprano Sandrine Piau.
DEBUSSY, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
DEBUSSY, Trois chansons de Bilitis
DEBUSSY, Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpe
DELAGE, Quatre poèmes hindous
STRAVINSKY, Trois poèmes de la lyrique Japonaise
STRAVINSKY, Quatre chants russes
STRAVINSKY, Deux poème de Konstantin Balmont
CAPLET, Viens ! une flûte invisible soupire
Sandrine Piau, soprano
Initially wanting to become a harpist, Sandrine Piau now has thirty years of international career behind her. She is known for being an exceptional soprano, with a mineral timbre and an expressivity animating, with a deeply moving sincerity, cheerful airs as well as lamentations. To commemorate the centenary of Debussy’s death, this singer, who loves discovering new unknown airs, is invited by Les Siècles for a program revolving around orientalism among French artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Of course, Debussy and his fascination with Japan, but also Stravinsky with Russia, Delage and and his Hindu poems, and finally Caplet and his religious compositions.