Works by Robert Schumann & Gabriel FauréSandrine Piau, sopranoÉric Le Sage, pianoIntroduced to the public through baroque music, Sandrine Piau now covers a wide repertoire and occupies an exceptional place in the world of opera. She has sung with some of the greatest names on the most prestigious stages. She regularly performs in recital with Éric Le Sage, whose velvety playing blends marvellously with her solid soprano and precise phrasing. Sandrine Piau records exclusively for Alpha Classics. In 2023 she recorded Mozart's Requiem, conducted by Julien Chauvin. Sandrine Piau was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006. She moved to Marseille a few years ago.
Works by Carl Reinecke & Johannes BrahmsPaul Meyer, clarinetÉric Le Sage, pianoSalon-de-Provence will go down in music history as the venue for the most beautiful story of friendship between musicians. Paul Meyer and Éric Le Sage have known each other for a long time. They were still almost children when they met during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest (yes, there was a Eurovision Song Contest in classical music).So it's no coincidence that 30 years ago, together with Emmanuel Pahud, they founded one of the world's finest chamber music festivals at L'Empéri, inviting their friends to come and enjoy the great repertoire, rarities and new works under the Provence sun. Today Eric Le Sage is pursuing a brilliant career, while Paul Meyer divides his time between his clarinet and conducting. But they still like to get together to help us rediscover a few gems, such as here a sonata by Reinecke.