Fauré and Poulenc

Vendredi, Mars 23, 2018
Titre de l'événement: Fauré and Poulenc
  • Région: Prairies
  • Venue / Location: Saint Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg
  • Temps: 8:00pm
  • Prix: --
  • Genre: Orchestre / Grands ensembles (10+)
  • Lien externe: https://wso.ca/faure-and-poulenc/
  • Compositeur : Malcolm Forsyth
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MÉLODIE The exquisite Pie Jesu from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem guaranteed the composer immortality. Fauré wrote: “everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” Purity, objectivity, and beautifully crafted vocal lines permeate Fauré’s greatest work.

The Requiem is paired with Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, almost Vivaldi-like in its elegance. Nonetheless, Poulenc’s fierce wit and fearless light-heartedness is still present. Forsyth’s Three Métis Songs ground us in our own history as the WSO performs in St.Boniface’s grand Cathedral-within-ruins, celebrating its 200th anniversary.