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Conversations a Rechlin / Chappuis, Petcheniouk, Brieger

Dupeyron / Schubert / Schumann / Wolf
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101541  
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert SchumannHugo Wolf
Performer:  Inna PetchenioukMarie-Claude Chappuis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Theatrical Performance written and directed by François Dupeyron
After the novel Chemin Venel by Martine Chevalier

„Conversations à Rechlin“ is a superb blend of music and theatre. The concept, scenario and staging are the work of the French director and scriptwriter François Dupeyron, famous for The Officer’s Ward and Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran with Omar Sharif. The production is enhanced by an excellent cast: the well known mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis, with Inna Petcheniouk, who brings with her a wealth of experience as an accompanist, and the actor Nicolas Brieger. Set against a backdrop of Europe in 1944, the end of the
Read more Second World War and the collapse of Nazi Germany, the story shows three people brought together by a daily ritual that overcomes the differences between them. Marie-Claude Chappuis performs lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf that form a contrast with the actors‘ situation in the labour camp at Rechlin. An intimate, spiritual interaction among a trio of human beings caught up in a moment of history.

Marie-Claude Chappuis, singer
Inna Petcheniouk, pianist
Nicolas Brieger, actor

Gilles Lambert, set design
Carmel Peritore, costume design

Recorded live from the Grand Théâtre de Genève, 2009.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio languages: French (dialogue), German (Lieder)
Subtitles: French (Lieder only), English, German
Running time: 91 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Lied(er) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Inna Petcheniouk (Piano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Lied(er) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Inna Petcheniouk (Piano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Lied(er) by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Marie-Claude Chappuis (Soprano), Inna Petcheniouk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 

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