In a story by the Turkish poet and writer Nazim Hikmet, a certain doctor Littman is staring at a heart in a jar. He tries to imagine the amorous life of the owner of the heart, Madame Tchabai, and starts to hum some love songs. Jean-Luc Fafchamps set this bizarre daydream to music and added his own favorite songs to a cycle for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano. These ingenious adaptations of well-known and lesser-known chansons are interspersed with gems from the twentieth century repertoire.
Thomas Dieltjens, piano
Martijn Vink, cello
Lore Binon, soprano
25.07.2023 Festival Crete Senesi (I) première