Patrick Fournillier invites us to experience one of the most enthralling moments in French musical history: the abandonment of the nineteenth-century world and the passage into the new century. From Gabriel Fauré’s dreamlike classicism, which is an unparalleled testimony of the passage between the two centuries, laVerdi will move backwards until Hector Berlioz, the brilliant and unpredictable cantor of Romanticism. Final chapter: Albert Roussel and his first, still comforting twentieth-century dissonances.
- Mezzo Katarina Van Droogenbroeck
- Conductor Patrick Fournillier