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Songs by Debussy, Faure, Hahn and more

Sounds of France: In the second of this week's concerts, soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton perform Romantic French songs by Debussy, Faure, Hahn and more.

Sounds of France: soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton celebrate the headily evocative poetry of Paul Verlaine in songs by Debussy, Ravel and Hahn among others, and Fauré's cycle La bonne chanson.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Debussy: Fêtes galantes (Set 1)
Ravel: Sur l'herbe
Fauré: Clair de lune
De Severac: Le ciel est pas-dessus le toit
Hahn: Tous deux; L'heure exquise
Bordes: Colloque sentimental
Saint-Saens: Le vent dans la plaine
De Severac: Paysages tristes
Fauré: La bonne chanson

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Fetes Galantes

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sur l'herbe

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    2 songs Op.46: Clair de lune

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Déodat de Séverac

    Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Chansons grises: Tous deux; L' Heure exquise

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Charles Bordes

    Colloque sentimental

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le vent dans la plaine

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Déodat de Séverac

    Paysages tristes

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    La bonne chanson Op.61

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.

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