La France IV: La France Moderne
On Friday February 2nd, 2018 Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the 4th installment of its ambitious 5-concert series La France: La France Moderne. La France Moderne explores the musical landscape of France after World War II through song. Soprano Charlotte Mundy performs Oliver Messiaen’s monumental Poèmes pour Mi, written for his first wife; baritone Steven Eddy (winner, Joy in Singing) performs Henri Dutilleuxs early masterpiece 2 Sonnets de Jean Cassou; and soprano Sarah Brailey (Lorelei Ensemble) gives the American premiere of underrated master Jean Barraqués 3 Mélodies on texts by Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and from the Psalm of Psalms. This concert is proceeded by a pre-concert lecture by acclaimed composer Daniel Felsenfeld at 7:00PM.
Published on 27 July 2017