Il Mondo Felice
Format: COMPACT DISC
Tatiana Samouil Anna Samouil Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie Vahan Mardirossian
This recording brings to its conclusion the 30th anniversary season of the Cypres label. In an allusion to Confidentes, the first release in this collection, featuring a duet of talented sisters - Marie and Sophie Hallynck - who have had a long history with our label, there is also a sisterly reference here with Tatiana and Anna Sam(o)uil who realise their dream of recording together. They invite us into their world of enchantment, Il Mondo Felice, with a programme that brings together voice, violin and chamber orchestra around the exceptional artiste Maria Malibran. A desire to transmit in music the history of the glamorous couple Maria Malibran and Charles de Bériot, its intensity and the exceptional quality of their art. The lesser-known repertoire that Maria Malibran sang, such as the masters of past centuries like Johann Sebastian Bach or Henry Purcell, is performed alongside Italian opera, which is represented on this recording by the Ave Maria from Mascagni and Verdi, which, although later, were chosen for their homage to Marie, in whose honour the singer was baptised. Mendelssohn composed his concert aria Infelice for the musical lovers. They conclude this CD with Morgen by Strauss.