Chanson d'amour: Faure, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel, Poulenc

SKU: 190295224271

Number of CDs: 1

Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud 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 program, 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 favorite songs like Fauré's 'Après un rêve' and some rarer treasures.