Massenet: Songs With Orchestra
Label: BRU ZANE
Format: COMPACT DISC
Devos, Jodie; Dubois, Cyrille; Niquet, Hervé; Jeffery, Chantal Santon; Dupuis, Étienne; Orchestre de Chambre de Paris; Car, Nicole; Gens, Véronique
Massenet was not only the composer of Manon and Werther. In the shadow of his stage works slumber many mélodies decked out in subtle and delicate orchestrations, which we are delighted to revive here. These previously unrecorded works have been entrusted to a team of first-rate artists, most of them fervent champions of French poetry and its musical settings. The purpose of the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique françaiseis to favor the rediscovery of the French musical heritage of the years 1780-1920 and obtain international recognition for that repertory. Housed in Venice in a palazzo dating from 1695 specially restored for the purpose, the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française is a creation of the Fondation Bru. Combining artistic ambition with high scientific standards, the Centre reflects the humanist spirit that guides the actions of that foundation.