Arts-Scène Diffusion

Ensemble Contraste


Schubert in love

In co-production with the Abbey of Noirlac - Cultural Center of meetings

We have all, buried in us, some notes of Schubert. Almost without knowing it, we have memories and emotions shared with this music.

For several years, we wanted to bring together on a CD Rosemary Standley and the musicians of the Ensemble Contraste around a repertoire that can lend itself to an original sound texture, the result of our respective influences: classics, pop, jazz, folk. We have selected lieder for a different lighting.

We have integrated rhythms from other countries and unusual instruments in this repertoire: piano, violin, viola or cello but also guitar, bass, trumpet and percussion. Surrounded by musicians from different musical worlds, Johan Farjot has imagined subtle arrangements in the form of tribute to this composer.
Schubert is here transfigured.


Rosemary Standley vocals
& The Contraste Ensemble
Arnaud Thorette alto
Laure Sanchez double bass
Kevin Seddiki guitar
Jean-Luc Di Fraya percussion
Johan Farjot piano


An Sylvia, D 891
Sonate Arpeggione, D 821
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
Ave Maria, D 839
Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531
Du bist die Ruh, D 776
Gute Nacht (Winterreise), D 911
Irrlicht (Winterreise), D 911
Moment Musical, D 780
Nacht und Träume, D 827
Ständchen (Schwanengesang),  D 957
Symhonie inachevée D 759
Trio, op. 100 
Trockne Blumen, D 802
Wasserfluth (Winterreise), D 911


Sound program 


Erica Jeal, The Guardian, Octobre 2020

Taking the folk-classical connection in the opposite direction, Schubert in Love is an affectionate throwing-together of styles, instruments and melodies centring on Rosemary Standley. She brings her reedy, soft-grained folk voice to favourite numbers by the composer, gently but convincingly reworked in folk or jazz form. Alongside her are the six musicians of Ensemble Contraste, plus classical soprano Sandrine Piau and jazz trumpeter Airelle Besson. If you love Schubert but aren’t too much of a purist, you might fall hard for this – or at least find yourself thinking about this music in a different way.

Diversions, Septembre 2020

(...) Avec Schubert In Love, l’Ensemble Contraste confirme une fois encore son goût pour les collaborations et les échappées musicales. Il n’y a pas de musique savante et de musique populaire. Il n’y a que de la musique.


Schubert in love

Schubert in love

Rosemary Standley
The Contraste Ensemble
Johan Farjot
Arnaud Thorette

Alpha, 2020

release on September 13th 2020


Schubert in Love with Rosemary Standley

release September 2020, Alpha Classics


Schubert in Love - File
Schubert in Love - File
Schubert in love
Schubert in love
Schubert in love (EN)
Schubert in love (EN)

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