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Duo Sostenuto

"Song of the moon" honors opera in all its richness and diversity. From mythical arias to brilliant fantasies, the great moments of the Opera are sublimated by the Duo Sostenuto.
The flute expresses with grace and poetry the warmth and lyricism of the voice, the guitar slips wonderfully into the richly colored costume of the orchestra.

The moon is an emblematic and marvelous star that has always fascinated and nourished the imagination of philosophers, painters, poets and musicians. It is at the origin of the two jewels of purity that are "Song to the moon" and "Casta Diva" which frame the repertoire of this recording.


But beyond these two masterpieces, it is the magical world of opera that is honored here. Opera has always given rise to a multitude of compositions related to its works: transcriptions of arias, caprices, fantasies, variations, paraphrases of opera arias mark the history of music. This repertoire has largely contributed to the popularity of the genre by allowing its diffusion in all kinds of concert venues in order to reach audiences not necessarily fortunate enough to go to the opera.


This is also the meaning of the approach of the Duo Sostenuto: to move, to communicate one's passion, to bring dreams by making people discover or rediscover in another form and thanks to this repertoire, operas rarely performed in their original version. The richness of the timbres and colors as well as the technical and expressive possibilities of the flute and the guitar have allowed Benoît ROULLAND to realize arrangements that faithfully retranscribe the musical universe of each opera approached.

Total duration : 56'20

Year 2017

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