Melodies De Verlaine: Debussy, Faure, Hahn

Werner Van Mechelen; Florestan Bataillie

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Format: CD

Cat No: KTC1728

Format Details:

Release Date:  08 October 2021

Label:  Etcetera

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8711801017280

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    "The remarkable life of Paul Verlaine, one of the most widely read French poets, was our reason for embarking on an intense concert tour through Flanders in 2020.

    His immortal poetry served as a rich source of inspiration for composers such as Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure and Reynaldo Hahn.

    Our concert programme with his wonderfully beautiful poems in colourful musical settings from the late 19th century fin-de-siecle and later Impressionism became so close to our hearts that we took the decision to immortalise it on CD."

    - Werner van Mechelen & Florestan Bataillie

    Werner Van Mechelen has a great predilection for the song repertoire, performing not only the great cycles by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, but also many works outside the usual repertoire. Pianists with whom he has collaborated include Jozef de Beenhouwer, Lucas Blondeel, Florestan Bataillie and Eric Schneider.

    Florestan Bataillie is much in demand as a freelance artist whose appearances include concerts with the Spectra Ensemble and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Debussy: La Mer Est Plus Belle
      • 2. Le Son Du Cor S‘afflige
      • 3. L’échelonnement Des Haies
      • 4. Mandoline
      • 5. Faure: Cinq Melodies 'de Venise'
      • 10. Faure: Clair De Lune
      • 11. Debussy: Clair De Lune (from: Suite Bergamasque)
      • 12. Raynaldo Hahn: Chansons Grises
      • 19. Faure: La Bonne Chanson (version For Piano And String Quartet)