The celebrated Belgian ensemble Revue Blanche and the Flemish writer Stefan Hertmans use musical sounds and carefully chosen words to tell the story of Hertmans’ grandfather during the First World War: about his acts of heroism, his lost love and his dream of becoming an artist. Passages taken from the literary masterpiece Oorlog en Terpentijn are presented by the author and interspersed with breathtakingly beautiful music by Debussy, Granados, De Falla and Ravel.
Artists and performers
Debussy - Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison; Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpe; Berceuse héroïque
Gurney - In Flanders, Sleep
Granados - Fragments from Goyescas
Eisler - Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier
De Falla – Siete canciones populares españolas
Ravel - Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, Deux mélodies hébraïques