Revue Blanche - Misia

Misia

AR 030
Revue Blanche
Revue Blanche - Misia

Ten years of Revue Blanche. That’s ten years of making music together.
Of exploring, brainstorming and challenging themselves, finding other soulmates and meeting audiences across the world. Ten years, too, of sharing laughter and tears, having each other’s back, looking for balance, defining – and redefining – who they are. But most of all, it’s ten years of friendship.

At the occasion of this anniversary, the ensemble is going back to their roots: to vibrant turn-of-the-century Paris, where a luscious body of music emerged that has occupied a central place in Revue Blanche’s repertoire since the very start.

Misia Sert became their guide. Walking in her tracks, Revue Blanche paid a call on Villa Servais in Halle – where she spent her childhood – and played a Polish song by her grave in Samoureau, near Valvins. While they encountered many iconic masters enchanted by her, she also put them on the track of lesser-known composers. With every step and every gem their curiosity grew, Misia seducing them to go beyond what they’d initially imagined. The present recording is Revue Blanche's homage to this fiery, unbridled spirit who – by devoting her life to the arts – perennially inspires others to do so as well.

The ensemble found working on this album a challenge as well as a saving grace in a year without concerts. The involuntary break from the stage allowed them to focus on the recording process, where they applied ourselves to making Misia a perfect tribute. Now it’s finally here, our hope is that the soundsketch of this grande dame, who truly mastered the art of bringing people together, will help answering to the profound need for beauty and connection felt by many.

Revue Blanche - Misia
Tracklist
    1. Douze Mélodies Temps de neige (02:24) - D. de Sévérac
    2. Douze Mélodies Un Rêve (03:02) - D. de Sévérac
    3. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire Manière de commencement (03:10) - E. Satie
    4. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Offert avec un verre d'eau (01:10) - L. Durey
    5. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Jour de l'an (01:03) - L. Durey
    6. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Départ (01:03) - L. Durey
    7. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Eventail I (00:58) - L. Durey
    8. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé 1er Avril 1887 (01:11) - L. Durey
    9. Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Eventail II (01:15) - L. Durey
    10. Sonatine I. Modéré (04:24) - M. Ravel
    11. Sonatine II. Mouvement de menuet (02:58) - M. Ravel
    12. Sonatine III. Animé (04:14) - M. Ravel
    13. Douze Mélodies Les Hiboux (03:08) - D. de Sévérac
    14. L'infidèle (03:29) - D. de Sévérac
    15. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire En plus (02:42) - E. Satie
    16. Trois Mélodies de 1916 Daphénéo (01:39) - E. Satie
    17. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Je te l'ai dit (02:18) - G. Auric
    18. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Mon amour (02:23) - G. Auric
    19. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Elle se penche sur moi (01:42) - G. Auric
    20. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Le front aux vitres (02:33) - G. Auric
    21. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard On ne peut me connaître (02:20) - G. Auric
    22. Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Tout disparut (02:22) - G. Auric
    23. L'adieu à la vie Dans une salutation suprême (05:45) - A. Casella
    24. Extase (03:16) - H. Duparc