Illuminations: Britten, Debussy, Faure | Avie AV2382

Illuminations: Britten, Debussy, Faure

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2382

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 20th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Myra Huang (piano)
Telegraph Quartet
The Knights

Conductors

Colin Jacobsen
Eric Jacobsen

Works

Britten, Benjamin

Les Illuminations, op.18

Debussy, Claude

Ariettes oubliees (6)

Faure, Gabriel

La Bonne Chanson, op.61

Artists

Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Myra Huang (piano)
Telegraph Quartet
The Knights

Conductors

Colin Jacobsen
Eric Jacobsen

About

Following acclaimed albums devoted to Britten, baroque lute songs and German lieder, Grammy Award-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan continues to spread his wings with ‘Illuminations’, an album featuring compositions by Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré who were each inspired by the poetry of two 19th-century French literary titans, Paul Verlaine and his protégé and eventual lover Arthur Rimbaud. The intertwined lives of the French poets and composers manifested themselves in Fauré’s impassioned Verlaine-inspired La bonne chanson and Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées drawn from Verlaine’s Romances sans paroles. Just decades later Britten was inspired by Rimbaud’s influential prose-poetry Les Illuminations.

“one of the most beautiful young lyric voices around.” – Opera News

The year has barely begun and already here’s a disc to remember come all those end-of-year round-ups.” – Gramophone Editor’s Choice (on A Painted Tale, AV2325)

“so many strengths … a dapper, cultivated timbre, splendid enunciation, and keen intelligence and musicianship.” – WQXR (on Still Falls the Rain, AV2258)

“There are so many jewels here … Phan’s sheer sensitivity is a delight. An absorbing recital disc and an ideal introduction to the joys of lieder. Beautifully recorded” – TheArtsDesk.com (on Gods & Monsters, AV2368)

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