Voyage intime is the first recording by new duo Sandrine Piau and pianist David Kadouch, whose first concerts have already been enthusiastically received.
As is her wont, the French soprano enjoys intermingling languages and the worlds of different composers and poets around a theme; here Schubert, Liszt, Wolf and Clara Schumann rub shoulders with Lili Boulanger, Duparc and Debussy. Sandrine Piau explains: ‘The promise of new horizons, the joy of new encounters: the journey in all its forms was the common thread of this recital for David and me. From the quest for a longed-for yet inaccessible elsewhere to the ultimate transition to death, it maps out our aspirations, our obstacles and the “joyous getaways” offered to us by the whirlwind of life. She quotes a beautiful poem often attributed to Pablo Neruda: ‘He dies slowly who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not know how to find grace in his own eyes.’