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The Calliope label continues its collaboration with the pianist Sandra Chamoux. After her last CD devoted to Henri Duparc's melodies with the baritone Emmanuel Curry (Choc Classica), she presents her new album "Images - Ephémères" with works by Philippe Hersant and Claude Debussy.Philippe Hersant explains: "Ephémères" is a cycle of short piano pieces composed in disorder and at very irregular intervals between 1999 and 2003.... It all started with a little piece called Haîku. In this cycle of twenty-four short pieces, nature is omnipresent and the climate becomes darker as we progress... Like Bashô's Haiku, which inspired it, the Ephémères cycle is a journey.it is certainly very interesting to juxtapose this 'Ephémères' cycle with Claude Debussy's two 'Cahiers d'Images'. These two major French composers abound in evocations of nature and poetry and immerse us in a world of ephemeral sound images. The musicologist François-Gildas Tual, in his article 'Correspondances' in the booklet of this album, gives very interesting indications on the links between these two cycles.
The Calliope label presents the Intégrale des 13 Mélodies by Henri Duparc. In this album, we discover a very original journey that allows you to discover or better understand the singular destiny of this French composer.
The pianist Sandra Chamoux and the baritone Emmanuel Cury write us a few lines about their approach: "Knowing each other for a long time as colleagues and then friends, we share the idea that music is created over the long term, like these chamber music groups that defy time, patiently building a sound paste that is their original trademark. It is on this model that we work, meeting every week with pleasure to rehearse. Duparc is also one of those composers who, in our opinion, induce the common involvement of musicians in this spirit. In order to get in touch with the aesthetic context of the works we perform, we wanted to immerse ourselves in the singular life of this composer, illustrating some of his melodies with extracts from his letters".
Cellist Hélène Dautry and pianist Sandra Chamoux begin playing as a duo in the summer of 2015 as part of the Nancyphonies festival. A rich and fruitful collaboration begins, consecrated by the release of a recording of the two Brahms Cello Sonatas produced by the Lyrinx label, after a series of concerts in China, Norway, at the CelloArte Festival in the Pays de Gex, at the Festival des Abbayes in the Landes and a programme with Frédéric Lodéon on France Musique. Concerts are planned at the Salle Cortot in Paris, London and again in China.