Harmonie du soir: Songs of Debussy

September 15, 2018, 9:00 am

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A century after his death on March 25, 1918, many Harmonia Mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colorist’ and father of modern music. The key word is ‘mélodie’ in this generous joint song recital presented by soprano Sophie Karthäuser and baritone Stéphane Degout with pianists Eugene Asti and Alain Planès. The album offers a subtle canvas of the finest cycles set in the land of the Symbolist and Impressionist poets.