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An Original Trio
Rachël Esmoris, mezzo-soprano, Edwige Geoffroy, pianist, Katrine Horn, harp. (Listening)

   The plucked strings on the harp, the struck strings on the piano and the vibration of the vocal cords all unite to form an exceptional sound combination. This highly original concept allows us to discover new shades of colour in the music in a not un-known repertoire. Opera as well as French and Spanish Mélodies reveal themselves in a different aspect where timbre, expression, sensuality and sentiment combine to enchant the listener. With mezzo-soprano Rachël Esmoris and pianist Edwige Geoffroy Katrine Horn interprets Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) and Georges Bizet (1838-1875). These three men were all composers, lovers of poetry … and they wore moustaches. Gabriel Fauré was a reserved, even introverted man. His mélodies for voice and piano have a subtle fragrance to them, both refined and elegant. The Fauréen charm lures the listener to let himself fall under a secret magic spell… Manuel de Falla took refuge in his reveries. La vida breve, his first important work, is fiery, tempestuous and steeped in romantic passion. He then wrote the Siete Canciones populares Españolas, inseparable from the folk tradition of flamenco. Georges Bizet was of the keen, cheerful and exhilarated type. Without ever having been to Seville he gave life to his legendary Carmen, an immortal Spanish tragedy, the most often performed opera in the world.