Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud had the rare chance to perform their recital-programme "Chanson d'amour" (without audience) at the Teatro alla Scala. These extraordinary artists bring their customary clarity, finesse and insight to the works of four composers who defined the path of French art song or mélodie from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. In an imaginatively balanced recital, the two French luminaries perform Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc. Their programme, built around Ravel’s Cinq Chansons populaires grecques and Debussy’s Verlaine setting Ariettes oubliées, takes up the themes of love, war and death and offers both favourite songs like Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and some rarer treasures.
Their exquisit recital has been streamed live and is still online for 7 days on the website of Teatro alla Scala. Don't miss these treasures of French Mélodies!
14th of december 2020
Teatro alla Scala Milan
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Alexandre Tharaud, piano
DEBUSSY Nuit d’étoiles, Romance, Romance d’Ariel, Apparition, Ariettes oubliées
POULENC Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, Banalités
FAURÉ Après un rêve, Notre amour, Au bord de l’eau, Les Berceaux
RAVEL Chanson française, Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, Sur l’herbe, Manteau de fleurs, Cinq mélodies populaires grecques