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Tel Jour, telle nuit

Autumn 2020

Francis Poulenc


Poulenc’s affinity with the poet, and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, Paul Éluard is made crystal clear in the nine separate, but musically interconnected melodies of Tel jour telle nuit. This was a watershed work for Poulenc and is his most celebrated song-cycle, giving voice to the quiet radiance, the humility and grandeur, the rapture, the terror, the profound humanity and compassion of this great poet. Baritone, Julien Van Mellaerts and pianist Sergey Rybin partner in James Conway’s staging

  • 4 Stars

    wonderfully lucid singing


  • 4 Stars

    practical and imaginative



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