Festival Artonov : Monsieur Croche
Revue Blanche Ensemble ; Lore Binon, soprano ; Caroline Peeters, flute ; Kris Hellemans, viola ; Anouk Sturtewagen, harp.
It’s like the impressionist Claude Debussy, who signed the pseudonym Monsieur Croche on his articles in musical magazines entered history. Just as Impressionist painters for the visual arts, Debussy has brought a new breath to French music. Walking off the beaten path, he created new forms, looked for new timbres, colours and harmonies. Debussy was not fond of the impressionist label. In a letter dated 1908, he wrote: "I try to do ‘something else’ - a kind of reality that fools call ‘Impressionism’".
In 2018, Revue Blanche will celebrate the centenary of the death of this musical genius.