About the album
Ten years of Revue Blanche. That’s ten years of making music together.
Of exploring, brainstorming and challenging themselves, finding other soulmates and meeting audiences across the world.
Ten years, too, of sharing laughter and tears, having each other’s back, looking for balance, defining – and redefining – who they are.
But most of all, it’s ten years of friendship.
At the occasion of this anniversary, the ensemble is going back to their roots: to vibrant turn-of-the-century Paris, where a luscious body of music emerged that has occupied a central place in Revue Blanche’s repertoire since the very start.
Misia Sert became our guide. Walking in her tracks, Revue Blanche paid a call on Villa Servais in Halle – where she spent her childhood – and played a Polish song by her grave in Samoureau, near Valvins. While they encountered many iconic masters enchanted by her, she also put them on the track of lesser-known composers. With every step and every gem their curiosity grew, Misia seducing them to go beyond what they’d initially imagined. The present recording is Revue Blanche's homage to this fiery, unbridled spirit who – by devoting her life to the arts – perennially inspires others to do so as well.
The ensemble found working on this album a challenge as well as a saving grace in a year without concerts. The involuntary break from the stage allowed them to focus on the recording process, where they applied ourselves to making Misia a perfect tribute. Now it’s finally here, our hope is that the soundsketch of this grande dame, who truly mastered the art of bringing people together, will help answering to the profound need for beauty and connection felt by many.
11Douze Mélodies Temps de neige
12Douze Mélodies Un Rêve
13Trois Morceaux en forme de poire Manière de commencement
14Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Offert avec un verre d'eau
15Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Jour de l'an
16Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Départ
17Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Eventail I
18Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé 1er Avril 1887
19Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé Eventail II
110Sonatine I. Modéré
111Sonatine II. Mouvement de menuet
112Sonatine III. Animé
113Douze Mélodies Les Hiboux
115Trois Morceaux en forme de poire En plus
116Trois Mélodies de 1916 Daphénéo
117Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Je te l'ai dit
118Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Mon amour
119Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Elle se penche sur moi
120Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Le front aux vitres
121Six poèmes de Paul Éluard On ne peut me connaître
122Six poèmes de Paul Éluard Tout disparut
123L'adieu à la vie Dans une salutation suprême