Naissance de Vénus

Secular French 20th century choral music

Arsys Bourgogne embarks on a journey through the landscape of secular French 20th century choral music with Naissance de Vénus, a recording featuring emblematic repertoire such as the Trois chansons by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, Un soir de neige by Francis Poulenc, as well as the Cinq rechants by Olivier Messiaen. Lesser known jewels, such as Joseph Canteloube’s Chants paysans, Darius Mihaud’s Naissance de Vénus and the virtuosic À contre-voix by Florent Schmitt round out this fine collection of French a cappella works.