César Franck's Complete Songs and Duets
The alluring voices of Tassis Christoyannis and Véronique Gens immerse the listener in the atmosphere of the nineteenth-century Parisian salons and the mélodies performed there. The composer and organist César Franck, famed for his instrumental music, proves himself equally skilled in setting poems by Musset, Hugo, Chateaubriand, Daudet and Dumas. This first complete recording of his works for voice and piano ranges over his entire creative life.
Recorded at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in April and October 2021.
The Palazzetto Bru Zane would like to thank Jean-Philippe Navarre and Les Presses du Collège Musical.
Texts in English, French and German – Sung texts in French and English
Articles by Alexandre Dratwicki and Jean-Philippe Navarre