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Henri Duparc
Romance de Mignon
Henri Duparc
Le Manoir de Rosemonde
Henri Duparc
Au pays où se fait la guerre
Henri Duparc
Chanson triste
Henri Duparc
Extase
Henri Duparc
La vie antérieure
Claude Debussy
Ariettes oubliées
Olivier Messiaen
Poèmes pour Mi

Just after their wedding in 1936, Olivier Messiaen wrote a series of nine poems for his first wife, Claire Delbos, who went by the nickname “Mi”—they are songs of heavenly love and gratitude but also of doubt and awe of the institution of marriage, which was sacred to the devout Catholic Messiaen. Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg and pianist Timothy Young, both heard at the Pierre Boulez Saal for the first time, have chosen these Poèmes pour Mi as the centerpiece of their program, framing them with songs by Claude Debussy, one of Messiaen’s major inspirations, and Henri Duparc, whose mélodies had a significant influence on the development of this specifically French variation on the art song genre.

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Pierre Boulez Saal
Französische Straße 33 D
10117 Berlin
Season 2022–2023, Tue, 18 October 2022, 19:30
SIOBHAN STAGG & TIMOTHY YOUNG
DEBUSSY, MESSIAEN, DUPARC
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