An album around the Woman: muse, heroine, composer, singer... The women gathered in this album inspire, invent and blow sublime music. Without a word, the mysterious Melisande of Maeterlink and Debussy comes to life and fades away. Alma, a free woman and artist in the Vienna of the 1900s, imagines a suave and melancholic music. Zemlinsky, long in love with and haunted by this same Alma, entrusts to the female voice his vision of Maeterlink's most evocative poems...
Isabelle Druet takes on the role of inspirer, muse of the Victor Hugo Orchestra and of Jean-François Verdier for this new opus of the Klarthe label.
1-4 Alma Mahler Lieder (orchestrated by David and Colin Matthews)
5 Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande Symphony
6-11 Alexander von Zemlinsky Six melodies op.13 from the poems of Maurice Maeterlinck for mezzo-soprano and piano
12-17 Alexander von Zemlinsky Six melodies op.13 from poems by Maurice Maeterlinck for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (orchestrated by Gösta Neuwirth)
Published on September 16, 2016 by Klarthe
Isabelle Druet, mezzo-soprano
Victor Hugo Franche-Comté Orchestra
Jean-François Verdier conductor