Sarah Laulan, Maciej Pikulski & Hermes Quartet – Les blasphemes: Mélodies fin-de-siecle (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sarah Laulan, Maciej Pikulski & Hermès Quartet – Les blasphèmes: Mélodies fin-de-siècle (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 59:27 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Classical
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Gathered around Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre, you’ll discover an unknown aspect of the French melodie of the Fin-de-siecle. Based on sometimes very intimate text by rimbaud, Baudelaire or Verhaeren, among others, these crepuscular works externalized, one century ago already, the existential malaise of the mankind facing the progress. The rare contralto tone of Sarah Laulan, laureate at prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition and at the Geneva International Competition, and associated artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, serve the ambiguity of these melodies, that deploy by turns onirism, darkness, but also humor, provocation and cynicism.

Tracklist

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
1 Les deux ménétriers, W277 06:52
2 Danse païenne, Op. 158 05:06

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
3 Un grand sommeil noir, M. 6 03:55

Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont (1878-1914)
4 Les effares 03:29

Poldowski (1879-1932)
5 Nocturne des cantilènes 03:21

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
6 Testament 03:52

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
7 Violons dans le soir 05:42
8 Danse macabre 02:27

Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont
9 2 Mélodies: No. 1, Pieusement 02:59

Vincent d’Indy (1851-1931)
10 L’amour et le crâne, Op. 20 02:26

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
11 Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 07:21

Henri Duparc
12 Le galop 03:02

George Enescu (1881-1955)
13 3 Mélodies, Op. 4: No. 1, Le désert 02:35

Camille Saint-Saëns
14 Mélodies persanes, Op. 26: No. 6, Tournoiement 02:56

Raphaël Carcel
15 Tango stupéfiant 03:20

Personnel
Sarah Laulan, contralto
Maciej Pikulski, piano
Omer Bouchex, violin
Hermès Quartet

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