This page lists all recordings of Vainement, ma bien-aimée (from Le roi d’Ys) (Aubade), by Edouard Lalo (1823-92) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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La Grande Epoque
Rare recordings from the fin de siecle
Juliette Simon-Girard (soprano), Meyriane Heglon (mezzo-soprano), Leon Lafitte (tenor), Jean-Francois Delmas (bass-baritone)
In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.
Nicolai Gedda: The Cosmopolitan Tenor
Great Arias from Opera & Operetta
Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days.
Alain Vanzo: French Arias
Alain Vanzo was born in Monaco in April 1928 and was apparently a gifted musician from an early age. From an inauspicious start, he was eventually heard by a singing teacher who recognised his talents, and from that point on, he was lucky enough to be integrated into the French music scene where he triumphed in various performances.
He made his debut at the Pera and the Opera-Comique in 1957, going on to sing the Duke of Mantua that same year.
He became known and respected as a lyric tenor and matured towards a more robust tenor, culminating in him taking on Werther at aged 40 and Don Jose at aged 45. By the time he reached the age of 48, and after his performance of Faust in 1976 in the US, he had become a star and this disc shows exactly why he was so well respected.
“What comes across is a singer with impeccable voice production, excellent diction, a pleasantly robust timbre – and, judging by the 1982 French-language interview included here, a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude to his art.” Financial Times, 8th June 2013 *****
“some of the most sheerly elegant and engaging tenor singing on record...everything he sings is worth hearing for the intrinsic charm and beauty of his very Gallic lyric tenor.” MusicWeb International, 25th July 2013
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Richard Crooks had a bright instrumental tenor voice, similar to that of John McCormack. His singing was characterized by his musicality, line and concentration of tone. His recordings are considered as examples of elegant singing culture.
This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.
Roxane..Adieu! Je vais mourir! (from Cyrano de Bergerac)
L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Le Repos de la Sainte Famille
Inutiles regrets…En un dernier naufrage (from Les Troyens)
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Merci, doux crépuscule!
A cette voix quel trouble… Je crois entendre encore (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)
Le jour tombe, la nuit va bercer (from L'Attaque du Moulin)
È la solita storia 'Lamento di Federico' (from L'Arlesiana)
Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! (from La Fille du Régiment)
Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)
Un ange, une femme inconnue (from La Favorite)
M'appari (from Martha)
Come un bel dì di maggio (from Andrea Chénier)
Salut tombeau (from Roméo & Juliette)
Rachel, quand du Seigneur (from La Juive)
Vainement, ma bien-aimée (from Le roi d’Ys)
Mamma, quel vino (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)
Pays merveilleux... Ô paradis (from L'Africaine)
Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)
Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)
O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)
Nessun dorma (from Turandot)
Rouget de Lisle:
La Marseillaise (arr. Berlioz)
La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)
Di quella pira (from Il trovatore)
Ah, la paterna mano (from Macbeth)
Se quel guerrier io fossi!…Celeste Aida (from Aida)
Celeste Aida (from Aida)
Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (from Otello)
Ma, o pianto, o duo (from Otello)
Niun mi tema (from Otello)
“...Alagna’s singing is passionate, endearing, full-voiced and very musical. Plus he is courageous and talented enough to follow Verdi’s markings in the ‘pppp’ ending of the aria ‘Celeste Aida’. There are not many tenors who can do that...All in all, a wonderful experience from a singer at his peak.” MusicWeb International
French Opera Arias
“This is an interestingly put together recital which manages to illuminate much of the tenor repertoire in 19th century French opera (and early) whilst mixing the known and the unknown. Of course, it only works properly because Alagna brings to each aria his familiar intelligence and musicality.” MusicWeb International
Lucienne Delvaux sings Airs, Melodies and Oratorios
The great mezzo-soprano Lucienne Delvaux is featured on this 2 disc set, sourced from the singer's own collection and archive. Although a singer with a great reputation and loyal following throughout Europe during the 50s and 60s, she rarely entered the recording studio and these tracks are taken from some of her numerous radio broadcasts. This is a true mezzo voice.
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Opera Fantasies for Violin
Livia Sohn (violin), Benjamin Loeb (piano) & Geoff Nuttall (violin/viola)
(also available to download from $7.00)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)