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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

 

Paris at Night

This program explores the origins of French popular song including works by Guilbert, Piaf, Brel and Trenet. Featuring mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade and Hélène Delavault; baritone Kurt Ollmann with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano; William Schimmel, accordion and Greg Utzig, guitar.

Luigi/Piaf: La vie en rose
Guilbert/DeKock: Partie carrée; La crinoline
Brel: La tendresse
André/Poterat: Si j'étais une cigarette
Brown/Cab & De Lima: Je cherche un millionaire
Carcel/Cor & Olive: Le Tango stupéfiant
Brel: Madeleine; Les paumés du petit matin
Mireille/Nohain: Fermé jusqu'a lundi
Porter: You don't know Paree
Trenet: L'âme des poètes
Monnot/Piaf: Hymne â l'amour
Trenet: Boum/Y a d'la joie