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La Piau Goes to Washington

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Après un rêve, S. Piau, S. Manoff
(Naïve, 2011)
Charles T. Downey, French soprano Sandrine Piau makes stunning D.C. debut
Washington Post, February 9
Sandrine Piau made her long overdue Washington debut on Sunday afternoon, and the Phillips Collection, celebrating its 75th anniversary season, got the glory. The French soprano’s excellent program of 19th-century songs, superbly accompanied by pianist Susan Manoff, was the latest sign of the ascendancy of the Phillips concert series, which has become one of the strongest in the city.

Manoff and Piau recorded many of these songs on their 2011 CD, “Après un rêve.” The qualities that set Piau’s voice apart on disc were, if anything, more pronounced live... [Continue reading]
Sandrine Piau (soprano) and Susan Manoff (piano)
Phillips Collection

Charles T. Downey, Briefly Noted: Sandrine Piau (Ionarts, November 1, 2011)

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