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"Their extensive
knowledge of the field,
the original research
that goes into each
creative program, the
well-wrought program
notes and their smart
repartee
from behind
the keyboard all combine
to create a sense of celebratory occasion
at every concert
they give."
—Andante Magazine

 

Romance in the Belle Epoque


This program traces the flowering of French culture over the course of the three decades preceding World War I. Featuring works by Massenet, Hahn, Chabrier, Fauré, Debussy and Satie.

Performed by mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, baritone Kurt Ollmann, and pianist Steven Blier

Massenet: Ouvre tes yeux bleus; Le nid
Chabrier: Les cigales
Paladilhe: Psyché
Chabrier: Lied
Fauré: En sourdine
Roussel: Sarabande
Hahn: Infidélité
Satie: La diva de l'empire; Daphénéo
Marchetti (att.): Fascination
Sylvano/Boyer: Partie carrée
Mozart: La, devant Dieu, ma belle
Schumann: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt; Heiss' mich nicht Reden