“This is an adventure that requires sea legs, because it’s such a huge ship. Weill is a real genius—his music is so good at transmitting the intention and emotion that you don’t need to force the feeling of an interpretation. I was surprised and delighted when Yannick Nézet-Séguin proposed this project to me. With his talent and the high spirits, he’s the one who motivated me to embark on this ship…” -Diane Dufresne
At the invitation of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Diane Dufresne sang some of the best-known Kurt Weill songs at an all-Weill concert that took place in March 2003 in Montreal and that is already regarded as one of the most important events of recent years on the Montreal music scene. The recording was done shortly after the concert. The CD also contains Symphony No. 2, a work Yannick Nézet-Séguin had dreamed of performing for a long time. The provocative Diane Dufresne has been the object of an enduring fascination on the part of audiences everywhere. An real artist right down to the core, La Dufresne has explored various musical styles, including symphonic concerts where even Mahler has had a place. She is accompanied in this Kurt Weill exploration by the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.