Plante - La Bibliotheque-Interdite (The Forbidden Library) | Atma Classique ACD22752

Plante - La Bibliotheque-Interdite (The Forbidden Library)

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Label: Atma Classique

Cat No: ACD22752

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Sebastien Ricard (voice)
Tango Boreal

Works

Plante, Denis

La Bibliotheque-Interdite (The Forbidden Library): opera-tango

Artists

Sebastien Ricard (voice)
Tango Boreal

About

Sébastien Ricard plays the idealistic poet in La Bibliothèque-Interdite (The Forbidden Library), an intimate tango-opera written and composed by Denis Plante. The libretto expands on the memories of a fictional poet who, like his celebrated contemporaries Astor Piazzolla and Jorge Luis Borges, would have been a kind of outsider. He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1940, and with a mix of curiosity and amazement, there discovered the tango.

La Bibliothèque-Interdite is an original work in which recitatives and songs blend to create the poignant and pungent mood of magic realism so dear to Argentine culture. The work pays homage to writers and poets such as Borges, Discepolo, and Arlt who, along with many others, spoke out against the rise of fascism.

In the Tango Boréal ensemble, which provides the musical framework of the opera, Denis Plante’s moving bandonéon and David Jacques’ passionate guitar and charango are fuelled by the earthy rhythms of Ian Simpson’s double bass.

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