Duo Lortie-Mercier
plays Debussy,
Ravel & Arensky


Louis Lortie |  Piano

Hélène Mercier  | Piano

Long-time friends and musical collaborators, Canadian pianists Hélène Mercier and Louis Lortie present an uplifting program of music for two pianos featuring Arensky’s refined Suite no.1 and Debussy’s La Mer, shaped by a “splendid matching sound” (Le Devoir).

As an encore, Mercier and Lortie perform Feria from Ravel’s exquisite Rapsodie Espagnole, creating “a vivid atmosphere with rhythmic acuity and subtle coloring.” (The Washington Post).

A performance marked by French-perfumed elegance and sheer charm.


>  Claude Debussy, La Mer, for two pianos – 25′

>  Anton Arensky, Suite nº 1  op. 15 – 13′

>  Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole, IV. Feria – 7′


■  Run time: 45′

■  Year: 2019

■  Date: January 24, 2019

■  Venue: Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada)

■  Director: Ian Cameron

■  Format: Full HD

■  Audio signal: Stereo

■  Cat. no.: R-102P