Maurice Ravel - Henri Duparc - Alfredo Casella - Déodat de Sévérac - Georges Auric - Louis Durey - Erik Satie


Revue Blanche

Label: Antarctica
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917733020
Catalog number: AR 030
Releasedate: 01-10-21
- A collection of music of turn-of-the-century Paris
- A combination of works by established, and lesser-known composers
- A journey, guided by Misia Sert

Ten years of Revue Blanche. That’s ten years of making music together.
Of exploring, brainstorming and challenging themselves, finding other soulmates and meeting audiences across the world.
Ten years, too, of sharing laughter and tears, having each other’s back, looking for balance, defining – and redefining – who they are.
But most of all, it’s ten years of friendship.

At the occasion of this anniversary, the ensemble is going back to their roots: to vibrant turn-of-the-century Paris, where a luscious body of music emerged that has occupied a central place in Revue Blanche’s repertoire since the very start.

Misia Sert became our guide. Walking in her tracks, Revue Blanche paid a call on Villa Servais in Halle – where she spent her childhood – and played a Polish song by her grave in Samoureau, near Valvins. While they encountered many iconic masters enchanted by her, she also put them on the track of lesser-known composers. With every step and every gem their curiosity grew, Misia seducing them to go beyond what they’d initially imagined. The present recording is Revue Blanche's homage to this fiery, unbridled spirit who – by devoting her life to the arts – perennially inspires others to do so as well.

The ensemble found working on this album a challenge as well as a saving grace in a year without concerts. The involuntary break from the stage allowed them to focus on the recording process, where they applied ourselves to making Misia a perfect tribute. Now it’s finally here, our hope is that the soundsketch of this grande dame, who truly mastered the art of bringing people together, will help answering to the profound need for beauty and connection felt by many.