L'amour, la mort, la mer Patricia Petibon
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- Jean Cras (1879 - 1932):
- 1Trois chansons bretonnes - La rencontre03:27
- Nicolas Bacri (b. 1961):
- 2All Through Eternity - Three Love Songs, Op. 96: Adagio estatico)02:03
- 3Melodias de Melancolia - A la mar, Op. 119/1: Moderato Ipnotico03:29
- Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959):
- 4Canção do Marinheiro03:34
- Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924):
- 5Au bord de l'eau01:46
- John Lennon (1940 - 1980) & Yoko Ono (b. 1933):
- 6Oh My Love03:12
- Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981):
- 7The Speckled Book, 12th Century - The Crucifixion, Op. 29 No. 502:49
- Erik Satie (1866 - 1925):
- 8Avant-dernières pensées - Idylle01:31
- Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963):
- 9Sanglots - Banalités, FP 10704:37
- Yann Tiersen (b. 1970):
- 10Lok Gweltaz02:58
- Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010):
- 11Alfonsina y el Mar06:14
- Gabriel Fauré:
- 12Clair de lune, Op. 46 No. 202:58
- Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999):
- 13Cancion del Grumete Adela02:23
- Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916):
- 14La Maja Dolorosa (Dolorosa)03:11
- Thierry Escaich (b. 1965):
- 15Le chant des lendemains03:19
- Yann Tiersen:
- Francisco Mignone (1897 - 1986):
- 17Dona Janaina02:52
- Erik Satie:
- 18Avant-dernières pensées - Méditation01:00
- Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947):
- 19Etudes latines - Néère03:10
- 20Woman of Ireland02:57
- Robert Baksa (b. 1938):
- 21Heart! We Will Forget Him03:58
- 22Danny Boy05:36
Info for L'amour, la mort, la mer
With her new programme "L'amour, la mort, la mer" Patricia Petibon flies freely from one register to another, from one language to another, and from one style to its exact opposite. However, she does base her repertoire around her own personal journey. This is what grants her seemingly eclectic style the consistency of an unparalleled performance. It is less a recital than a story that unfolds from one composer to the next—a secret story of grief, travel, and solitude. In this way, she echoes the idea underpinning Saint- John Perse’s poem, Amers: “The tragedians came down from the quarries. They raised their arms in honour of the sea.” In this poem, the tragedians travel to the seashore in search of inspiration and the renewal of their art. Their request is far from nostalgic; they come with a hope of salt on their lips and the taste for a revitalised present. Art and singing must sometimes contend with the horizontal cosmos of the ocean horizon to reach greater heights.
By pairing the little known Jean Cras with John Lennon, the classic Fauré with the modern Escaich, the Spanish Granados with the Breton Tiersen, Patricia Petibon assembles a far-reaching compass to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound. By listening to her move from one song to the next, it becomes clear that Patricia Petibon’s music is all her own. The complicity of the composers and musicians featured on the record only adds to this feeling of artistic integrity and endless striving.
Her duo with the deeply moving Susan Manoff shows what can be created through friendship centred on music and music based in friendship.
Love, death, singing, and the sea require deep humility, honest admission, and the confession of both our distress and hopes. Every year, Patricia Petibon redefines the scope of the human voice with the power of her sincerity. She can do no more than simply give voice to the thing within her that sings a louder song and resonates with the discord of modern times. Her abundant voice conveys a type of acceptance that reverses the polarities of pain. For a Breton, nothing is bigger than the sea, “which washes the wounds and the stains of humanity”, as Homer once wrote. However, music can direct this same vastness inwards. Music hollows out the sky and internalises the ocean. All you have to do is close your eyes.
Patricia Petibon, soprano
Susan Manoff, piano
David Venetucci, accordion
Ronan Le Bars, bagpipe
Olivier Py, vocal
Le chant des lendemains
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