Legrand: Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

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Douce France

Douce France



Quel joli temps (Septembre)


Trois chansons de Bilitis


Le secret Op. 23 No. 3

Le secret Op. 23 No. 3


À saint-germain-des-prés

Le pont Mirabeau


Padam padam


Le facteur

Hahn, R:

L'heure exquise

Quand je fus pris au pavillon

Puisque j'ai mis ma lèvre

Cimetière de campagne

Le plus beau présent

Si vous n'avez rien à me dire

Vogue, vogue la galère

Chanson de l'automne


Les feuilles mortes


Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

Je vivrai sans toi


À Paris


Parlez-moi d’amour


La Cloche fêlée

Antoine Tamestit (viola)


Antoine Tamestit (viola)


La Vie en Rose


D'Anne jouant de l'espinette

Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer


Clair de lune

Si Vous N'avez Rien A Me Dire

Vogue, vogue le galère (J. Alcard)

Danse macabre (song)

Antoine Tamestit (viola)



Douce France

Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

A loving tribute to French Song, by one of the greatest voices. With exceptional sensibility and understanding of the French language, the renowned Swedish singer pays a loving homage to French melody and song. Known for her artistic journeys which transcend the borders of musical genre, Anne Sofie von Otter’s collaborations include those with Elvis Costello and Brad Mehldau, with whom she recorded her ‘Love Songs’ album on Naïve.

Anne Sofie von Otter here presents a unique panorama of French song spanning two centuries, from the melodies of Fauré and Debussy to the classic songs of Piaf, Trenet, Barbara, Ferré, Montand and Moustaki. United by a shared beauty of language and emotively simple melody, each work is a timeless treasure encapsulating French tradition and spirit. All captured with the legendary class of the great Anne Sofie von Otter.

“Von Otter's voice has a greater mellowness, and just the right hint of huskiness, to conjure the salon atmosphere – think of Proust – of so many of these intimate songs.” The Observer, 10th November 2013 ****

“A pair of discs to warm any Francophile's heart...Disc one is devoted to an alluring collection of melodies...However, this goes beyond a usual traversal of the genre...[for the second disc] Von Otter has the flexibility to allow darker and breathier hues into her voice” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ****

“All listeners, whichever direction they are coming from, should expect a voyage of discovery...Only a singer with von Otter's near-native grasp of the French language and style could bring this off...Against the odds, this two-CD set is a double pleasure.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2014

“Her approach is sometimes a tad lugubrious for my taste, but the songs are irresistible.” New York Times, 4th December 2013

“Her voice may not be in the first flush of youth, but her sung French is so good, and her sense of idiom so secure, that there's a great deal to enjoy here - especially as the songs have been chosen with such obvious care...No doubts-here - assuming the repertoire appeals, this is a joy.” International Record Review, March 2014

Naive - V5343

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Entre elle et lui: Natalie Dessay Sings Michel Legrand

Entre elle et lui: Natalie Dessay Sings Michel Legrand


Chanson de Delphine (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

Le Cinéma

Chanson de Delphine à Lancien (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

Papa can you hear me? (from Yentl)

Recette pour un Cake d'Amour (from the movie Peau d'Âne)

La valse des lilas

Les moulins de mon coeur

L'âme soeur à l'hameçon

What are you doing the rest of your life?

Chanson des jumelles (from the movie Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

Le rouge et le noir

Conseil de la Fée Lilas (from the movie Peau d'Âne)

Duo de Guy et Geneviève (from the movie Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

with Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone)

La chanson de Louba

La chanson

Paris Violon

The Summer Knows

Mon dernier concert

Natalie Dessay (soprano) & Catherine Michel (harp), Patricia Petibon (soprano)

After her triumphs in the world’s great opera houses, Natalie Dessay crosses over. A tribute to the legendary Michel Legrand who has scored some of the most famous musical soundtracks.

This autumn, starting in fine fashion with two concerts at Paris’ legendary ‘music hall’ the Olympia, she undertakes a tour of France with the celebrated composer and jazz pianist Michel Legrand.

Legrand trained at the Paris Conservatoire with no less a teacher than Nadia Boulanger and is known around the world for his haunting music for Jacques Demy’s 1964 film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), and for his work in Hollywood, which has brought him three Oscars: for his scores for the 1983 Barbra Streisand film Yentl and the 1971 film The Summer of’42, and for his song, ‘The Windmills Of Your Mind’, from the 1968 Steve McQueen movie The Thomas Crown Affair.

Dessay first became aware of Legrand at the age of six or so, when she saw another film directed by Jacques Demy, the fairy tale Peau d’âne. “At the time, I would never have imagined singing with him. Now we are good friends and I am lucky enough to work with him on a regular basis ... I think Michel Legrand is a genius, just as Mozart was a genius. He is also a melodic virtuoso. You hear two notes and you know it’s one of his songs.” Dessay describes popular song as “an art that can demand great refinement. A song like Georges Brassens ‘Saturne’ has as much value, for me, as an opera by Bellini. In opera, you open up and let go. In a popular song, like when your singing German lieder or French art-song, you have to concentrate your voice – to learn to say a lot with less power, especially if you are using a microphone.”

The album that Dessay and Legrand have recorded together is Entre elle et lui (Between Her and Him). With a focus on voice, piano, bass and drums, it includes Legrand’s Oscar-winners, a duet from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg – which brings Dessay together with her husband, the bass-baritone Laurent Naouri, the Lilac Fairy’s song from Peau d’âne (as sung in the film by the enchanting Delphine Seyrig), and the sisters’ sassy duet from Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, performed in Jacques Demy’s film by Catherine Deneuve and her real-life sister Françoise Dorléac, but appropriated here (in this) album by Dessay and fellow soprano Patricia Petitbon. A further special guest on the album is the distinguished harpist Catherine Michel, who is also Michel Legrand’s wife.

“Treat yourself or a needy Francophile to this delicious if unlikely combination...She is breathy, sexy, passionate and wonderfully virtuosic in the tongue-twisting Chanson de Delphine...And Windmills of Your Mind sounds so much better in French.” The Times, 16th November 2013 ****

Erato - 9341452



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