Sandrine Piau, Orchestre Victor Hugo & Jean-Francois Verdier – Clair-Obscur (2021) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Sandrine Piau, Orchestre Victor Hugo & Jean-François Verdier – Clair-Obscur (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 50:42 minutes | 478 MB | Genre: Classical
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‘The dreamer! That double of our existence, that chiaroscuro of the thinking being’, wrote Gaston Bachelard in 1961. ‘The old is dying, the new cannot be born, and in that chiaroscuro, monsters appear’, adds Antonio Gramsci. Sandrine Piau has chosen to use these two quotations as an epigraph to her new recording: ‘My family and friends know about this obsession that never leaves me completely. The antagonism between light and darkness. The chiaroscuro, the space in between…’ This programme, recorded with the Orchestre Victor Hugo under its conductor Jean-François Verdier, who is also principal clarinettist of the Paris Opéra, travels between the chilly Rhenish forest of Waldgespräch, a ballad by Zemlinsky composed for soprano and small ensemble in 1895, the night of the first of Berg’s Seven Early Songs (1905-08), and the sunlight of Richard Strauss’s Morgen, which are followed by the Four Last Songs, composed in 1948, the first two of which, Frühling and September (evoking spring and autumn respectively) are also, as Sandrine Piau concludes, ‘the seasons of life’.

Tracklist:
1. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Waldgespräch (07:03)
2. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Vier Lieder, Op. 27: No. 4, Morgen! (03:42)
3. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sechs Lieder, Op. 37: No. 3, Meinem Kinde (02:40)
4. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: I. Nacht (03:45)
5. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: II. Schilflied (02:06)
6. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: III. Die Nachtigall (01:52)
7. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: IV. Traumgekrönt (02:19)
8. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: V. Im Zimmer (01:11)
9. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: VI. Liebesode (01:37)
10. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Sieben Früher Lieder: VII. Sommertage (01:33)
11. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Vier Letzte Lieder: I. Frühling (03:07)
12. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Vier Letzte Lieder: II. September (04:53)
13. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Vier Letzte Lieder: III. Beim Schlafengehen (05:07)
14. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Vier Letzte Lieder: IV. Im Abendrot (06:46)
15. Jean-François Verdier, Sandrine Piau & Orchestre Victor Hugo – Malven, TrV 297 (02:55)

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