Misia in concert

Music – poetry

Wednesday 6 October 2021
15.00 Concert – presentation CD Misia Sert, by invitation only
Duration: 50 minutes
Hôtel Max Hallet
Avenue Louise 346, 1050 Ixelles

Misia Sert (1872-1950) was once known as ‘the Queen of the Paris salons’, but also of broken dreams and turbulent loves. Her glorious and tragic life inspired countless artists, from Proust and Renoir to Diaghilev and Coco Chanel. From Belgian-Polish descent, Misia was a key figure in the French music scene at the beginning of the 20th century, but this flamboyant personality is all but known to today’s audiences. For the development of the musical narrative Misia, Revue Blanche collaborated with radio host Katharina Smets. It soon became clear that there was a treasure trove of unknown but highly interesting songs with a direct link to Misia Sert. Musicologist Sofie Taes was our guide on this quest. Misia in concert is a purely musical hommage to this quintessential muse. The fall of 2021 will see the release of the CD on the Antarctica label.


Musical programme:

Temps de neige, L’infidèle, Les hiboux,  Déodat de Sévérac
Six Madrigaux de Mallarmé, Louis Durey
Sonatine, Maurice Ravel
Dans une salutation suprême from “L’Adieu à la vie, op. 26 nr. 4”, Alfredo Casella
Extase, Henri Duparc
Manière de commencement uit “Trois morceaux en forme de poire”, Erik Satie
Daphénéo from “Trois Mélodies”, Erik Satie
Selection from “Six Poèmes de Paul Eluard”, Georges Auric 

Arr.: Frederik Neyrinck, Revue Blanche (Duparc), S. Kanga (Ravel)



Revue Blanche
Lore Binon, soprano
Caroline Peeters, flute
Kris Hellemans, alto
Anouk Sturtewagen, harp

Jens Van den NieuwenhuysenMisia in concert