Auditorium du Musée D’Orsay, Paris
Sunday, 5 October 2008, 11.00am

Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Michaël Levinas and Helmut Deutsch: the great names in the field of accompaniment come together with the students of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse to share and pass on their consummate art of accompaniment.

In each masterclass, two pianist-singer couples will receive expert advice from one of the leading performers of songs and lieder. As a compulsory exercise, each pianist will work on Mondnacht (Moonlit night), an extract from the Liederkreis op. 39 by Schumann with one of the couples. It is an opportunity for the audience to compare the different approaches of these artists.

11am Masterclass with Julius Drake

Gaëlle Arquez (soprano) & Marine Thoreau Le Salle (piano)
Robert Schumann: from Liederkreis op 39 no 5. Mondnacht
Gustav Mahler: from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Verlor ‘ne Müh

Maïlys de Villoutreys (soprano) & Ivan Couëffé (piano)
Franz Schubert: Im Frühling, D882
Hugo Wolf: from the Mörike Lieder. Nixe Binsefuss

Followed at 2.00pm by a masterclass with Roger Vignolles, and at 4.00pm a masterclass with Michaël Levinas. Finally, at 5.30pm, a round-table with Julius Drake, Roger Vignolles and Michaël Levinas

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