Songs & Piano works by Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy, Germaine Tailleferre and Maurice Ravel.
Margarete Huber | Soprano
Fidan Aghayeva-Edler | Piano
Claude Debussy «Ariettes oubliées» 1885/87 for Soprano & Piano
Lili Boulanger «Theme et Variations» 1915 for Piano Solo
Lili Boulanger «Clairières dans le ciel» 1913/14 for Soprano & Piano
Germaine Tailleferre «Fleurs de France» 1930 Piano Solo
Maurice Ravel «Deux mélodies hebraiques» 1914 for Soprano & Piano
2019 is the 101st anniversary year of the famous impressionist Claude Debussy as well as of Lili Boulanger, who created a phenomenal overture despite her short life of only 25 years.
The two subtle song cycles "Ariettes oublíées" by Claude Debussy and "Clairières dans le ciel" by Lili Boulanger are both masterpieces of impressionist song art. Lily Boulanger's "Theme et Variations" for piano has also attracted attention in the course of the discovery of her work.
Still little known are the works of Germaine Tailleferre, a member of the famous "Groupe des six", which is presented here with a cycle for solo piano: "Fleurs de france".
Maurice Ravel was a friend of Germaine Tailleferre, whose famous and enigmatic "Deux mélodies hebraiques" is the soulful conclusion of the concerto.
Margarete Huber lives as a singer and composer in Berlin. Her vocal repertoire ranges from Baroque operas in historical performance practice to over 50 world premieres of New Music and everything in between. As a singer she has won prizes at international competitions and scholarships. As a composer she writes successfully for concert, opera and music theatre.
The pianist Fidan Aghayeva-Edler, born in Azerbaijan, was already on the concert podium at the age of seven. At the age of eleven she played with a symphony orchestra for the first time. She has won prizes at major international competitions and is a guest at renowned festivals all over the world. With more than 50 performances per year she has a repertoire with a great variety of composers and stylistic epochs.