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Sandrine Piau & Jos van Immerseel

The genre of the mélodie reached its acme of success during the ‘Belle Époque’ and is seen today as a jewel of French 19th- and 20th-century music production. Connoisseurs who can recall the production Mélodies from 2003, recorded by Sandrine Piau and Jos van Immerseel, realize that these top musicians are a fabulous duo in this delicate, poetical repertoire. With their consistent interpretation and inspiring performances the two soloists achieve a pure, refined sound that perfectly matches these intimate French songs. Soprano Sandrine Piau is one of the leading ladies of the opera, with a voice that can easily deal with all nuances and textures of these subtle chansons. Jos van Immerseel will accompany her on an Erard from 1897, an instrument from his personal collection.

Performers
Sandrine Piau, soprano | Jos van Immerseel, forte piano

Programme
Works by Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc & Claude Debussy