Program: Fauré Requiem/Figure Humaine

Great masters of choral writing

Here the Ensemble Aedes presents three major French composers of the Belle Époque. Contemporary audiences were struck by the peaceful serenity of Fauré’s requiem, and it is this version, on historic instruments, which the Ensemble Aedes has chosen. It is juxtaposed with key works by Francis Poulenc, including Figure Humaine, composed in secret during the German Occupation, premièred in 1945, and culminating in a setting of Paul Éluard’s overwhelmingly moving hymn to Liberty.

Programme : 

Claude Debussy  Three Songs of Charles d’Orléans

Francis Poulenc  Figure Humaine, poems by Paul Eluard

Francis Poulenc  Litanies à la Vierge noire

Gabriel Fauré  Requiem (original version on historic instruments)


Les Siècles

Ensemble Aedes

Mathieu Romano, conductor


1 hour, 20 minutes with no interval

36 singers

23 instrumentalists

1 conductor


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