Florence Losseau, mezzo-soprano; Elenora Pertz, piano
It was across the Rhine that the young French mezzo Florence Losseau first made her mark, between Munich and Linz where she completed her training and took her first steps on stage. The American pianist Elenora Pertz, who came to Vienna to finish her studies, also found a home there.
The program that the two artists propose thus brings together Germanic and French composers, from early Romanticism to the musical revolutions of the twentieth century. Schubert's fresh melancholy is matched by excerpts from Alban Berg’s early work Seven Lieder, in which the composer still seems to hesitate between the legacy of Strauss, the shift to atonality and French influences - in particular that of Debussy, which is often overlooked, and which is pertinently contrasted throughout this concert, to which Poulenc will bring a touch of ironic lightness.
- Florence Losseau, mezzo-soprano
- Elenora Pertz, piano
On the program
- Francis Poulenc, La Fraîcheur et le feu, FP 147
- Franz Schubert, Viola, D 786
- Francis Poulenc, La Dame de Monte-Carlo, FP 180
- Alban Berg, Nacht
- Claude Debussy, Harmonie du soir, FL 70 no. 2
- Alban Berg, Traumgekrönt
- Claude Debussy
- La Mort des amants, FL 70 no. 5
- Recueillement, FL 70, no. 4
- Alban Berg, Die Nachtigall