Severac: Le Coeur du Moulin ( The Heart of the Mill)

Timpani: 1C1176

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Severac: Le Coeur du Moulin ( The Heart of the Mill)



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5th July 2010




75 minutes


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Severac: Le Coeur du Moulin ( The Heart of the Mill)

World premiere recording

Jean-Sébastien Bou, Sophie Marin-Degor, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Marie-Thérèse Keller, Sabine Revault d’Allonnes & Christophe Berry

Maîtrise & Choeurs de l’Opéra de Tours & Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Tours, Jean-Yves Ossonce



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Celebrating Timpani’s 20th anniversary sees the release of a world premiere opera – The Heart of the Mill. An opera which holds all the winning cards:-

A simple story of a young man who comes back home, but his sweetheart is married…

Music with a tang of soil. Debussy said – “A music that smells good”

A world premiere, a hundred years after its creation.

A first-rate cast

Deodat de Severac: Le coeur du moulin

Act I: Introduction

Act I Scene 1: Gloire aux raisins des bonnes treilles! (Chorus of the Grape Harvesters, Louison, Marie, Peasants and Children)

Act I Scene 2: Quand je partis j'avais pour mie (Jacques, The Well, Voices of the Mill, Voices of Nature)

Act I Scene 3: Marie! Marie! (Jacques, Marie)

Act I Scene 4: Heureux celui qui dans sa vigne (The Harvesters, Pierre, Marie, A Few Harvesters, A Havester)

Act I Scene 5: Oh! C'est Jacques! Oui, c'est Jacques! (The Harvesters, Pierre)

Act I Scene 6: Ne me reconnais-tu pas aussi (Jacques, The Miller, Pierre, A Harvester, The Harvesters)

Act I Scene 7: Mon fils! Mon enfant! (Jacques Mother, Marie, The Harvesters, The Miller)

Act II: Introduction

Act II Scene 1: le Diue du vin fait chanter les muids dans la nuit! (The Harvesters, Jacques)

Act II Scene 1: Entry March

Act II Scene 1: Vine Dance - Dansez, amants sous la feuillee vermeille (The Villagers)

Act II Scene 1: Dance of the Pony

Act II Scene 2: Ami! Ami! (Marie, The Miller)

Act II Scene 3: Est-ce du chagrin? … (Jacques, The Miller)

Act II Scene 4: Jacques! Ton ami Pierre te cherchait (The Mother, Jacques, The Miller, The Well, Voices of Nature)

Act II Scene 5: C'est moi! C'est moi qui t'ai berce (The Owl, Jacques, The Mother, Voices in the Mill, The Miller)

Act II Scene 6: Oh! Les souvenirs de mon enfance (Jacques, Old Christmas, The Fairy of the Rounds, The Beggar, The Fairy of Corn, 4 Childhood Memories, The Villagers)

Act II Scene 7: Ou vous en allez vous? (Marie, The Mother, The Villagers)

International Record Review

September 2010

“Restraint, a gentle atmosphere and a tender sensitivity ot the sung text pay dividends here...As Jacques, baritone Jean-Sébastien Bou reveals a light, flexible voice which nevertheless encompasses the character's moral dilemmas.”

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