French Music in the spotlight - Accentus English version

French Music in the spotlight

Program

Camille Saint-Saëns
Calme des nuits
Les Fleurs et les arbres
Romance du soir
Saltarelle

Reynaldo Hahn
Trois Chansons anciennes
Aubade athénienne
L’Obscurité
À la Lumière

Clémence de Grandval
Messe

Christophe Grapperon and accentus pursue their exploration of the lesser known jewels of the 19th century French repertory. While Camille Saint-Saëns and Reynaldo Hahn left their imprint on French musical life, others were left in the shadow: this is the case of Clémence de Grandval whose melodies, according to Saint-Saëns with whom she studied composition, “would surely have been famous had their author not made the irremediable mistake, in the eyes of some, of being a woman”.

1h35 with interval

Cast

Hélène Carpentier soprano
Eléonore Pancrazi mezzo-soprano
Artavazd Sargsyan tenor

accentus
Eloïse Bella Kohn piano
Olivier Houette organ
Christophe Grapperon conductor

Performances

  • Jun
    13

    20h - Rouen, Chapelle Corneille
  • Jun
    16

    17h - Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
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