Soir - Berceuses (mais Pas Que
Format: COMPACT DISC
WARNIER LA SALLE QUATUOR LES HEURES DU JOUR
The evening and nightfall are universal themes conducive to writing, to music, to painting; they pass through us and inspire in us contrasting feelings between beauty and darkness, light and shadow, sleep and dreams. The movement towards twilight is a mix of sweetness and warmth, yet also melancholy, for it takes each of us back to our solitude. For some, sleep is synonymous with peacefulness whereas for others it gives rise to worry; everyone hopes, however, that the night will do away with all torment. This programme brings together songs, lieder and opera arias; if the songs written to the poems of Verlaine or Éluard see their texts take on capital importance, the others are calm, like simple lullabies, the text moving into the background. Some of these works have cradled our childhoods and are very well known, but, nonetheless, this album also includes many discoveries. All these pieces are beautiful, they touch and appease us, for in the end what do we need to sleep peacefully? A ritual, reassuring habits, a cuddle, a lullaby. This project is above all the gift of a mother to her children, with the special feature that this mother is an opera singer of international standing: the soprano Eugénie Warnier. Accompanied by the pianist Marine Thoreau La Salle and the quartet Les Heures du Jour for the delicate arrangements of certain works, she shares with you, with sincerity and passion, the intimacy of bedtime with her own children.