en-Fantaisie sur Lakmé (2 flutes and piano)

19/09/2022

Inspired by the travelogues of Théodore Marie Pavie, Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gilles suggest to Léo Delibes the subject of the booklet on which they are working: Gérald, a young British officer falls in love with the daughter of a Brahman named Lakmé. This impossible love will cause the loss of the beautiful Hindu who will commit suicide and save her love from the punishment demanded by her father. 

Halfway between French refinement and spicy colors of the Orient, Léo Delibes signs with Lakmé his most famous opera. Several emblematic arias of the opera are present in the Fantasy. We find there in particular the Duo of Flowers, "Ah! It's sleeping love", ""In the forest near us", or even "It's the God of youth, it's Love! ", embellished with variations, cadences and always retaining the spirit of the original work, while enhancing the possibilities of expression and virtuosity of two flutes mingling with the sonorities of the piano.

Several emblematic arias of the opera are present in the Fantasy. We find there in particular the Duo of Flowers, "Ah! It's sleeping love", ""In the forest near us", or even "It's the God of youth, it's Love! ", embellished with variations, cadences and always retaining the spirit of the original work while enhancing the possibilities of expression and virtuosity of two flutes mingling with the sonorities of the piano.

Paris, February 26, 2021

Laëtitia Brault

Composers : Jean-Christophe Maltot / Léo Delibes

Duration : 9'

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