Pauline Buet and David Violi are fascinated by the poetic universe that emanates from the color blue: the blue note, the blues of the soul . . . The color evokes yearning, spleen, but also gentle melancholy and happy nostalgia. When the Yves Saint Laurent Museum asked them to make this recording at the Villa Majorelle in Marrakesh, the wonderful resonance with the special shade of Majorelle blue made this program a natural choice: Chopin, the Romantic lover, and Poulenc, the tormented eccentric. In conclusion, the piano mingles with Pauline’s voice, as it often does at the end of their concerts, and the touchingly nostalgic words of Barbara's song Septembre – ‘Quel joli temps pour se dire au revoir’ (What lovely weather to say goodbye) – are yet another illustration of the spirit of the program, like some delicious Proustian madeleine.
February 11, 2022
Period: 20th Century
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Giardini
Performer: Pauline Buet
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