To celebrate the Debussy-year 2018 (100 years after his death) the Duo Bilitis presents a highly original and attractive program: arrangements for two harps and voice of some very intimate and atmospheric works by the French master: the Danse sacrée et danse profane (originally for harp and ensemble), the Six Epigraphes antiques, the early romantic Ballade, the Proses lyriques and the famous Chansons de Bilitis, which gives the CD its title: Rêveries de Bilitis (Dreams of Bilitis). The Duo Bilitis consist of mezzo-soprano/harpist Ekaterina Levental and harpist Eva Tebbe, already a duo for many years and with two highly successful CD’s to their name: L’Heure Espagnol (works by Ravel, Granados, De Falla) and Le jardin féerique (works by Debussy, Franck, Ravel and Fauré). They perfectly catch the dreamlike world of Debussy’s
language, finding unheard sonorities and timbres in their enchanting arrangements.
The booklet contains liner notes in English and Dutch.