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Mélodies d'ailleurs

Mélodies d'ailleurs

Viviane Hasler
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"Mélodies d'ailleurs" is the first album collaboration of Swiss soprano Viviane Hasler and her long-time friend and musical partner Maren Gamper. For this album, the two artists selected French songs from the turn of the 19th Century, known as the "fin de siécle" in France and beyond. Works by Claude Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Cécile Chaminade and Reynaldo Hahn are being contrasted by three songs of contemporary German composer Wolfgang Rihm, creating a concept album that is much more than just an anthology of romantic piano songs.

Viviane Hasler's interpretation is fresh and tangible, never overboarding or romanticising, yet staying true and honest to the emotions of the original compositions. Pianist Maren Gamper, always searching for that perfect moment between the notes, creates an intimate yet deeply supportive soundscape for the voice.

Recorded at the big hall of the orchestra house in Kriens, Switzerland, this album strives to open a little window in time, leaping into memories of a bygone past while connecting them to the living present.
released May 10, 2024

Viviane Hasler - soprano
Maren Gamper - piano
Jonas Niederstadt - recording producer
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