Thomas Quasthoff © Bernd Brundert
Thomas Quasthoff © Bernd Brundert


THOMAS QUASTHOFF - Literary-Musical Vilmorin Programme

Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a brilliant writer and one of the most fascinating French artist personalities of the past century – admired, desired and cultivated. Her works are full of poetry and passion; her poems were set by Francis Poulenc and Claude Arrieu, among others. In addition to numerous affairs, her life was shaped by her lively relationships with the intellectual elite of her time, including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean Cocteau and André Malraux. Her “Blue Salon” was a meeting-place for the artists, writers, entrepreneurs and politicians of her time.

"Belles Amours" - Works by Claude Arrieu, Francis Poulenc, Louise de Vilmorin

Christiane Karg, soprano
Thomas Quasthoff, recitation

Justus Zeyen, piano