Monday, June 18, 2007

Nahandove Music Video on YouTube

This video of Maurice Ravel's Nahandove (from Chansons Madécasses) was directed by Wolfgang Rupert Muhr and filmed and edited by Christian Haake as part of their student work at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Unfortunately, there is nothing on their YouTube page listing who the four performers (voice, piano, flute, cello) might be. Their YouTube page has recently been updated to list the performers: mezzo-soprano Maren Engelhardt, flautist Eva Skrinjaric, cellist Christine Hu, and pianist Francis Perron (thanks for the update, Christian!) What I find interesting about this video is the progression from morning to night that parallels the passage of time hinted at in Evariste de Parny's text.

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