In September 2016, Gionata and I took up the opportunity to play and record with a magnificent Steinway piano from 1952 which had belonged to the Tibor Varga foundation, in a dream-like place immersed in nature. It seemed fitting to celebrate our 15 years of artistic collaboration with Claude Debussy, a composer who was the genesis of our first encounter.
Poetry is the common thread. This recording is a homage, as much to the illustrious french composer as to the poets who inspired him.
II. BEAU SOIR
III. IL PLEURE DANS MON COEUR
IV.-IX. BILITIS (SIX ÉPIGRAPHES ANTIQUES)*
X. ROMANCE – L’âme évaporée
XII.-XIV. SONATE n°3
XV. NUIT D’ÉTOILES
XVI. L’OMBRE DES ARBRES
XVII. PRÉLUDE À « L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE »
All adaptations and arrangements by Gionata Sgambaro (Klarthe Editions) except * : arrangement by Karl Lenski (Universal Music)
cover : Bruno Griparich @officina calligrafica
Gionata Sgambaro | flute
Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter | piano