Popular melodies, songs that bring people together and span the ages: this is the soil from which composers of so-called « learned' music » have often drawn.

The programme presented by soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul and pianist Nicolas Jouve offers some of the most successful fruits of this encounter between popular themes and written music. These include Joseph Canteloube's famous "Chant d'Auvergne" and Maurice Ravel's "Mélodies populaires grecques", along with the rarer but no less magnificent "Mélodies populaires castillanes" by Henri Collet and Ottorino Respighi's "Quatre airs écossais".

A musical and poetic journey that revisits ancestral popular culture.

Running time: approx. 1 hour (without intermission) or approx. 1h30 (with intermission)