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GEN 16430 8.7.2016
18.90 €

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)  
Lieder after poems by Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
Mandoline
Fêtes galantes I
Ariettes oubliées
Trois mélodies
Fêtes galantes II
Fanfare
Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)  
Les Illuminations, Op. 18 after poems by Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)
Villes
Phrase
Antique
Royauté
Marine
Interlude
Being Beauteous
Parade
Départ
   

Being Beauteous


Debussy and Britten set poems by
Verlaine and Rimbaud


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Claude Debussy and Benjamin Britten brilliantly captured the sheer beauty and ecstasy of French poetry in their vivid and colorful songs. And acclaimed Hamburg-based soprano Eva Resch has interpreted these jewels with the same sensuality on her second GENUIN CD, with each song more beautiful than the next – from the sounds of the mandolin as they strike up a serenade in Debussy to Britten’s plaintive “Farewell” (Départ). With Eva Resch and her prize-winning pianist François Salignat, we’re immediately hooked on moonlight and weeping hearts…

For Lyrics in English, please open this PDF.


Nominated for the 2016 German Record Critics' Award

Fanfare
"the voice softens beautifully, and again the clarity of her French is exceptional."
Review on the magazine Fanfare by Barnaby Rayfield, 12/16/2016