Stanza & Poïèma, 30CC Leuven
Woman takes centre stage in this concert: sometimes seductive and provocative, sometimes fighting for her place in society.
In 1897, the collection of erotic poetry entitled Chansons de Bilitis inspired Debussy to compose a cycle of songs for female voice and piano. Wim Henderickx has reinterpreted these songs for the Revue Blanche ensemble.
The refined sensuality of this music is complemented by Maurice Ravel’s explicit Chansons madécasses and pieces composed by Annelies Van Parys.