The French soprano Véronique Gens and the English pianist James Baillieu present songs by Reynaldo Hahn. Hahn was an intimate friend of the French author Marcel Proust, with whom he shared a passion for literature. In his songs, Hahn creates a perfect symbiosis between the text and music, composing beautiful melodies that immediately appeal to his listeners. “A great voice, with impeccable classic technique but also a superb, rounded and substantial timbre. Her diction is also remarkable, which does nothing to spoil the effect”, enthused Le Monde last year. So we are extremely pleased to welcome Véronique Gens with James Baillieu who, among other things, has his own series of concerts at Wigmore Hall in London.
R. Hahn: Chanson | L’allée est sans fin | Séraphine | Naïs | Les étoiles | Paysage | Néère | Lydé | Tyndaris | Pholoé | Phyllis | Trois jours de vendange | Quand je fus pris au pavillon | J’ai caché dans la rose en pleurs | A Chloris | Le printemps
Véronique Gens, soprano | James Baillieu, piano