DISCOGRAPHY

LES SIX
Music by AURIC, DUREY, HONEGGER, MILHAUD, POULENC & TAILLEFERRE

LES SIX, COVER, FRANZISKA HEINZEN & BENJAMIN MEAD

Then as now, the music of „Les Six“ is a fascinating kaleidoscope of musical ideas and friendship; an idiosyncratic preciousness full of musical avant-garde, everyday melancholy, profound curiosities, virtuosity and passion that is in need of rediscovery.

The collaborative work „L’Album des Six“ was created in 1920, to which each of the six composers Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre contributed a piece. Arranged alphabetically, the album summarises the composers through their connection with various aesthetic ideas, different personalities and lifelong friendship. 100 years later, the „L’Album des Six“ is expanded with corresponding song cycles from their oeuvres: In addition to well-known compositions by Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud, the first releases of the song cycles by Georges Auric (1940) and Louis Durey (1920) enrich the CD in a special way.

With works by Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre as well as Erik Satie.

“Ingeniously programmed…” Brett Allen-Bayes, limelightmagazine.com

“An outstanding duo presents French avant-garde pearls” Jolanta Łada-Zielke, klassik-begeistert.de

“…a truly exceptional album…” Michael Zerban, o-ton.online

“[Franziska Heinzen] perfectly understands how to reproduce the French character of the melodies. Her interpretations live from a profound understanding of the texts, which become true treasures through her unaffected, beautiful singing.” Remy Franck, pizzicato.lu

„Two young artists, who have already received quite a bit of attention in the music world, present their debut album – and in accordance with their particular interests, choose the unusual. … [the music is] equipped with all imaginable timbres between lively cheerfulness and melancholy tones.“ Renate Wagner , onlinemerker.com

Release: 12.2.2021

Label: Solo Musica

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LES SIX, BACKCOVER, FRANZISKA HEINZEN & BENJAMIN MEAD