Wednesday 18 September 2019 7:30PM

French Song Exchange at the Salle Cortot

Fauré, Messiaen, Poulenc and more


Please note that this event takes place at the Salle Cortot in Paris.

Change of Artist
Owing to illness, unfortunately Louise Fuller (soprano) is unable to perform in the above concert. The final programme has been confirmed as follows:


  • Regina Freire soprano
  • Jeanne Zaepffel soprano
  • Natalie Perez mezzo-soprano
  • Olivier Bergeron baritone
  • Joël Terrin baritone
  • Sebastian Wybrew piano

Join young singers from Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange for a special showcase evening recital at the Salle Cortot, as they explore the wonderful traditions of the mélodie and delve into the music of Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc and many others. Having been mentored by two of the great exponents of the genre, François Le Roux and Dame Felicity Lott, the French Song Exchange singers offer a glimpse of the next generation of French art song recitalists.

Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange is presented in partnership with the École Normale de Musique de Paris

  • Supported by Tony and Marion Allen
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Mai Op. 1 No. 2
        • Clair de lune Op. 46 No. 2
        • Après un rêve Op. 7 No. 1
        • Arpège Op. 76 No. 2
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
        • 3 mélodies
  • Gabriel Fauré
        • Au bord de l'eau Op. 8 No. 1
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • La courte paille
  • Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
        • Le colibri Op. 2 No. 7
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
      • 2 épigrammes de Clément Marot
        • D'Anne qui me jecta de la neige
        • D'Anne jouant de l'espinette
  • Pierre Vellones (1889-1939)
        • 5 épitaphes
  • Interval
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Le promenoir des deux amants
  • Manuel Rosenthal (1904-2003)
      • Chansons du monsieur Bleu
        • Quat' et trois sept
        • Grammaire
  • Maurice Ravel
      • Histoires naturelles
        • La pintade
  • Erik Satie (1866-1925)
        • Chez le Docteur
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • Mélodies persanes Op. 26

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