Ariane Brisson, flutist, and Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, pianist, present Mythes, an album of transcriptions of works by Claude Debussy, Leoš Janáček, Maurice Ravel, Karol Szymanowski, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Inspired by the magical, mythical world of sprites and fairies, the program includes Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune in an arrangement by Gustave Samazeuilh; Janáček’s Pohadka (A Fairy Tale); and Ravel’s Sonatine pour piano in transcriptions by Ariane Brisson; along with Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending, and Szymanowski’s Mythes for violin and piano, Op. 30 both transcribed by Ariane Brisson.
“I have always loved those moments where reality and fantasy embrace one another,” says Ariane Brisson. “I drew inspiration from the idea of playing on ambiguity: from the ethereal to the magical.”