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Kurt Masur - Marthe Keller

Cesar Franck - Psyche

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: December 9, 2022

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1 I. Le Sommeil de Psyché 07:52  
2 II. Psyché enlevée par les zéphyrs 02:52  
3 III. Les jardins d'Éros 03:45  
4 IV. Lento 05:29  
5 V. Psyché et Éros 07:34  
6 VI. Le Châtiment. Quasi lento 03:00  
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In July of 1997, conductor Kurt Masur and actress Marthe Keller delivered a performance of César Franck's Psyché unlike any other in recorded history. Expanding upon Masur's vision, the sublime and rarely-heard symphonic poem for chorus and orchestra was augmented by Keller's immersive narration. Her words, delivered between movements with powerful eloquence, are sourced directly from Metamorphoses by the ancient writer Apuleius, which tells the captivating story of Psyché and Cupid. It was this tale, filled with eroticism, alchemy, and scandal, that inspired Franck's soaring composition.

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