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20th Oct 2017




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Trois chansons de Bilitis

La mer est plus belle

Le Son du cor

L'échelonnement des haies


Au pays ou se fait la guerre



Chanson triste


Mirages, Op. 113



Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera


Gezi Park 3

Marianne Crebassa (mezzo), Fazil Say (piano)


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Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa and pianist Fazıl Say share some tantalising, captivating and sensuous Secrets in this album of songs, centred on Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Bilitis, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Fazıl Say’s own Gezi Park 3 – which he and Crebassa premiered in 2014. Describing the recording sessions, Marianne Crebassa says: “Sometimes we worked in a kind of trance … there were some moments when nothing seemed to exist around us …”

Secrets includes Debussy’s discreetly erotic Trois Chansons de Bilitis, settings of texts by Pierre Louÿs that were inspired by ancient Greek literature, and Ravel’s sumptuous Shéhérazade, three contrasting songs that conjure up exotic moods rather than retelling the stories of the 1001 Nights. They are joined by a work by Fazıl Say that is inspired by his native Turkey, but which moves away from the spirit of legend and fantasy: Gezi Park 3 belongs to a series of works that he composed in response to the momentous civil protests that took place in in Istanbul in June 2013. Say and Crebassa gave its premiere in Bremen in September 2014, where it was heard as a ‘Ballad for mezzo-soprano, piano and orchestra’. Crebassa’s part is a wordless vocalise and the work is recorded here in a version for voice and piano.

Claude Debussy: 3 chansons de Bilitis, L. 90

I. La Flûte de Pan

II. La Chevelure

III. Le Tombeau des naïades

Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade, M. 17

I. Asie

II. La Flûte enchantée

III. L'Indifférent

Claude Debussy: 3 Mélodies de Verlaine, L. 81

I. La mer est plus belle que les cathédrales

II. Le son du cor s'afflige vers les bois

III. L'échelonnement des haies moutonne à l'infini

Maurice Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M. 51

Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M. 51

Gabriel Fauré: Mirages, Op. 113

I. Cygne sur l'eau

II. Reflets dans l'eau

III. Jardin nocturne

IV. Danseuse

Henri Duparc: Mélodies

XIII. Au pays où se fait la guerre

VII. Lamento

X. Elegie

IX. Chanson triste

Fazil Say: Gezi Park 3

Gezi Park 3

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