Sandrine Piau: Apres Un Reve
Bouchot: Galgenlieder - Mondendinge Der Hecht Die Mitternachtsmaus Das Wasser Galgenkindes Wiegenlied Britten: Down by the Salley Gardens There's none to soothe I wonder as I wander Chausson: Amour d’antan, Op. 8 No. 2 Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement, Op. 36 No. 2 Les Heures, Op. 27 No. 1 Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1 Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2 Les berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1 Mendelssohn: Nachtlied, Op. 71 No. 6 Neue Liebe, Op. 19a No. 4 Hexenlied, Op. 8 No. 8 Schlafloser Augen Leuchte (Byron) Poulenc: Montparnasse Hyde Park C Fêtes galantes Strauss, R: Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3 Das Geheimnis, Op. 17 No. 3 Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4
The award-winning pairing of soprano Sandrine Piau and pianist Susan Manoff received unanimous critical acclaim for their previous recital disc Evocation, (V5063). On their new CD Après un rêve they perform a fascinating collection of songs by some of the greatest composers for the voice of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Richard Strauss, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Chausson, Poulenc, Britten and Vincent Bouchot. After initially making her reputation in Baroque music alongside the likes of William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, and René Jacobs, Sandrine Piau now sings a broad repertoire reflected in her large discography. and she has now confirmed her position at the forefront of the new generation of French singers. Her Handel album with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques (E8928), was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, and in 2007 she released an award-winning recital CD entitled Évocation (V5063), on which she was accompanied by the pianist Susan Manoff. Après un rêve demonstrates once again the strength of her musical relationship with Manoff, with whom she appears regularly at venues like the Carnegie Hall and the Wigmore Hall. Her solo discography for Naïve also includes a programme of Mozart opera arias with the Freiburger Barockorchester (V4932), and two recent bestselling Handel albums, duets with Sara Mingardo directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini (OP30483) and the solo album Between Heaven and Earth with Accademia Bizantina (OP30484).