Poulenc: Les chemins de l'amour

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L'heure exquise: Alice Coote

L'heure exquise: Alice Coote

A French Songbook


Bachelet:

Chère nuit

Berlioz:

Le Spectre de la rose (from Les nuits d'été, Op. 7)

Chabrier:

Toutes les fleurs

L'ile heureuse

Chausson:

Le temps des lilas

Debussy:

La Grotte

Fauré:

Le secret Op. 23 No. 3

Fleur jetée, Op. 39 No. 2

Gounod:

Sérénade

Au printemps

Hahn, R:

L'heure exquise

Les étoiles (No. 9 of Douze Rondels)

Fumée

La Chère Blessure

Koechlin:

Novembre, Op. 22 No. 2

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Voyage à Paris

Hotel

La grenouillère, Op. 5

Voyage

Saint-Saëns:

Aimons-nous

Soirée En Mer

Satie:

Je te veux


Alice Coote (mezzo) & Graham Johnson (piano)

Alice Coote is the darling of the world’s opera stages and recital halls—to the extent that her solo recordings are rare events. In this much-anticipated French Songbook, Graham Johnson lends his incomparable insight to this most remarkable of talents on an emotional rollercoaster through twenty-three songs of Gallic love in all its guises.

“The beauty of Alice Coote’s mezzo-soprano glows with radiance.” Financial Times, 9th May 2015

“Coote is in sumptuous voice, Johnson in his element.” Sunday Times, 10th May 2015

“this is a beautifully formed recital shining different lights on a central theme. It is distinguished by Coote’s thorough absorption in the stylistic character of each song, conveying their individual sentiments and sensitivities with her rich, liquid mezzo and relishing the colouristic potential of the poetic texts. Graham Johnson’s piano accompaniments are, as ever, wonderfully apt and complementary to the voice” Gramophone Magazine, June 2015

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Play: Works for cello and piano

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Bloch, E:

From Jewish Life: No. 1, Prayer

Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Dvorak:

Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Elgar:

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Fauré:

Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

Françaix:

Mouvement perpétuel

Glazunov:

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Massenet:

Dix Pièces de genre, Op. 10: No. 5. Melodie

Monti, V:

Csárdás

Paganini:

Variations on a theme by Rossini for cello & piano

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Rostropovich:

Humoresque, Op. 5

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Tchaikovsky:

Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6


Edgar Moreau (cello) & Pierre-Yves Hodique (piano)

The French cellist Edgar Moreau, who reaches the age of 20 in 2014, can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them becoming the winner – at the age of just 17 – of the Second Prize in Russia’s formidable Tchaikovsky Competition, winning the Young Soloist Prize in the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris, and performing with such distinguished musicians as Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gustavo Dudamel, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Khatia Buniatishvili, Gérard Caussé and the Talich Quartet. In 2013 his huge potential was highlighted by France’s top music awards, Les Victoires de la Musique, which named him the year’s ‘Révélation’ among young classical instrumentalists.

He has also made his first recording for ERATO with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, due for release in March 2014. It is a collection of short pieces – both virtuosic and lyrical. Rostropovich’s composition Humoresque features alongside works by, among others: Paganini, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Dvořák, Massenet, Schubert, Poulenc and Tchaikovsky. Although the album focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, Moreau has a lively interest in contemporary music and looks forward to the opportunity to premiere new works as his career progresses.

A Parisian by birth, Edgar Moreau first realised he wanted to play the cello when he was just four years old – the instrument caught his imagination when he saw a girl having a cello lesson in an antique shop he was visiting with his father. He began lessons soon afterwards, and was giving concerts with major orchestras by the time he was 11 years old. Since the age of 13 he has been a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He has participated in masterclasses given by such cellists as Lynn Harrell, Anner Bylsma, Miklós Perényi, Gary Hoffman and David Geringas, and since October 2013 has been attending the Kronberg Academy near Frankfurt – home to the Emanuel Feuermann Conservatory, named after the legendary Ukrainian-born cellist.

Over the 2013-14 season he appears with, among others, the Orchestre National de France in Paris, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (under Tugan Sokhiev), while his recitals include dates at the Auditorium du Louvre and Berlin Philharmonie, and he plays chamber music – with Renaud Capuçon among his partners – at the Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence and in Wurzburg and Saint-Denis. He also joins Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Lugano.

“What’s so admirable about young French cellist Edgar Moreau’s recital is its expressive restraint, its tactful mediation between extrovert and withdrawn qualities in the music performed...This splendid recital, so astutely recorded, serves notice of a singular talent.” MusicWeb International, 26th June 2014

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Virgins, Vixens & Viragos: Susan Graham

Virgins, Vixens & Viragos: Susan Graham


 

The boy from Tacarembo la tumbe del fuego santa malipas zatatecas la junta del sol y cruz

Rodgers & Sondheim

Berlioz:

La Mort d’Ophélie

Duke, V:

Ages Ago

Duparc:

Romance de Mignon

Horovitz:

Lady Macbeth scena of her three main speeches

Liszt:

Mignons Lied (Kennst du das Land), S275

Porter, C:

The physician

Poulenc:

Fiançailles pour rire, FP101

Les chemins de l'amour

Purcell:

Tell me, some pitying angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z196

Schubert:

Heiss mich nicht reden, D877/2

Schumann:

So lasst mich scheinen Op. 98a No. 9 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Tchaikovsky:

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Wolf, H:

Mignon IV 'Kennst du das Land' (No. 9 from Goethe-Lieder)


Susan Graham (mezzo soprano) & Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Susan Graham’s eagerly awaited new ONYX CD is a characteristically wide ranging recital which covers a wide spectrum of female emotions as experienced by the virgins, vixens and one of the most frightening of viragos – Lady Macbeth, all captured here in song. In addition to these emotional extremes, there are also lighter issues for a girl to confront, in the Poulenc, and a fruitless pursuit of a boy in the Sondheim to lighten the mood! Susan is one of the great mezzo sopranos of our time, renowned for her operatic performances, and for her recitals. Her earlier CD for ONYX ‘Un frisson francais – A century of French Song' was widely praised.

“It’s hard to think of another contemporary singer who could pull off the tour de force Graham achieves here, with numbers ranging over a period of almost 300 years...Graham is in her element as the vixens” Sunday Times, 2nd December 2012

“Graham is an artist to treausre, a striking mezzo whose powerful silky voice can achieve Janet Baker-like expressiveness, with a gift for French song but also a mile-wide impish streak...Porter's anatomically witty lament and Sondheim's wicked Girl from Ipanema parody leave one chuckling for all the right reasons. All told, a gem.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2013 ****

“I can't think of another singer today who could match Susan Graham in an eclectic programme ranging across three centuries, four languages and a diverse array of idioms...In glowing voice, Graham opens with a richly imagined, deeply felt performance of Purcell's quasi-operatic scena, culminating in repeated cries on 'Gabriel' of almost excruciating intensity...a recital of rare versatility and panache” Gramophone Magazine, March 2013

“ Her Berlioz performance is wonderful: here she deploys gorgeous, full tone and, as so often on this disc, treats us to some very expressive singing...This is a delicious recital. Susan Graham’s lustrous voice and intelligent approach to a well-conceived and nicely varied programme gave me consistent pleasure, as did the pianism of Malcolm Martineau, which is splendid at every turn.” MusicWeb International, March 2013

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L'heure Exquise

L'heure Exquise

Melodies Francaises


Chaminade:

La Mouche Mme Segovia: Serenade

Chausson:

Le temps des lilas

Nos souvenirs

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Duparc:

Soupir

Extase

Escaich:

Une vie

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Les berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1

Tristesse, Op. 6 No. 2

Gounod:

O ma belle rebelle

Hahn, R:

L'heure exquise

A Chloris

Kosma:

Les feuilles mortes

Deux escargots

Dans ma maison

Marchetti, Fermo:

Fascination

Massenet:

Elégie

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Métamorphoses: C'est ainsi que tu es

Violon

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Deux mélodies hébraïques: Kaddisch

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre (song)

Satie:

Je te veux


Christian-Pierre La Marca (cello), Amandine Savary (piano)

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Nuit d'étoiles

Nuit d'étoiles


Debussy:

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

Fêtes galantes - Set 1

Nuit d'étoiles

Beau Soir

Fleur des blés (André Girod)

La Belle au bois dormant

Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Sylvie, Op. 6 No. 3

Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8 No. 1 (Prudhomme)

Lydia, Op. 4 No. 2

Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1 No. 1

Mandoline, Op. 58 No. 1 (Verlaine)

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Les berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1

Poulenc:

Banalités

Mélodies (2) de Guillaume Apollinaire

Les chemins de l'amour


Véronique Gens (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

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France Revisited

France Revisited


Debussy:

Petite Suite

Onslow:

Sonata No. 1 in E minor for piano four-hands, Op. 7

Six pieces pour piano

Poulenc:

Huit Chansons polonaises: La Couronne

C

Les chemins de l'amour

Fêtes galantes

Violon

Chansons villageoises: Les gars qui vont à la fête


Piano à Deux

Husband and wife team Robert and Linda Stoodley are an adventurous duo with a very wide range of repertoire from the pops to major classical works which they present to appreciative audiences all around the world, spending much time as recitalists on cruise ships.

This new album features a programme of French music, including Debussy’s well known Petite Suite and the superb First Sonata for Piano Duet by George Onslow, contemporary of the young Mozart and on this showing an equal in compositional skill. Add to that Poulenc’s ‘Songs of Love and War’ arranged by Linda into a new suite of pieces, and we have a very entertaining and instructive album beautifully played.

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Poulenc: Mélodies Vol. 1

Poulenc: Mélodies Vol. 1


Poulenc:

Banalités

Fiançailles pour rire, FP101

Le Bestiaire ou Cortege d'Orphee

La souris

Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin

Chansons gaillardes

Métamorphoses

Hyde Park

Allons Plus Vite

Ce doux petit visage

Main dominée par le coeur

Tu vois le feu du soir

Les chemins de l'amour

Colloque


Pascal Rogé (piano), Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Catherine Dubosc (soprano), Gilles Cachemaille (bass-baritone)

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Flauto d'Amore

Flauto d'Amore


Beethoven:

Adelaide, Op. 46

Chaminade:

Amoroso

Chausson:

Le temps des lilas

Donaudy:

O del mio amato ben

Elgar:

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Gershwin:

Somebody Loves Me

Grieg:

Jeg Elsker Deg, Op. 41 No. 3

Martini, J P:

Plaisir d'amour

Massenet:

O doux printemps d'autrefois (Élégie)

Mercadante:

T'amo bell'idol mio

Molique:

Andante arioso, Op. 47 No. 3

Nielsen:

Romance for violin & piano, Op. 2 No. 1

Paradies:

Sicilienne

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Saint-Saëns:

Amoroso, Op. 146 No. 7

Sarasate:

L'eventail noir

Schubert:

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Schumann:

Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24

Tchaikovsky:

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Tosti:

Amour!

Wolf, H:

Verborgenheit (No. 12 from Mörike-Lieder)


Ginevra Petrucci (flauto d’amore) & Paola Pisa (piano)

Why has the warm, full‐bodied tone of the Baroque flauto d’amore been so neglected until now? Ginevra Petrucci proves on this release that the unusual instrument has lots to offer, as she takes the theme of love as her starting point for a remarkable and romantic album.

With famous works such as Elgar’s Salut d’amour, Tosti’s Amour! Amour!, Schubert’s Romanze from Rosamunde and Tchaikovsky’s None but the Lonely Heart, Petrucci has assembled an album comprising some of classical music’s most

beloved romantic music. Transposed to the flauto d’amore, they sound especially tender and warm. Pitched lower than a normal flute, this instrument is known for its sweet, mellow tone. It fell out of fashion in the 18th century but was revived by certain composers, such as Verdi and Mercadante, and some of the most famous flautists of the 20th century – such as John Amadio – were strong advocates of the instrument.

Petrucci’s father and mentor Gian‐Luca commissioned a new flauto d’amore from the renowned flute maker Albert Cooper in 1990. This solid silver instrument, the first of the modern age, is the one to feature on this album. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Paola Pisa, this release is sure to soothe, combining highly expressive love music with a rare and superb sound.

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First Day

First Day

Music for Cello & Piano


Bragato:

Graciela y Buenos Aires

Burhans:

Phantasie

Enescu:

Sonata in F minor for cello and piano, Op. 26, No. 1

Ginastera:

Pampeana No. 2 for cello & piano, Op. 21

Marais, M:

Improvisations sur les folies d'Espagne

Martinu:

Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello & Piano, H. 378

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Visconti, D:

Hard-Knock Stomp for viola solo


Laura Metcalf (cello) & Matei Varga (piano)

Cellist Laura Metcalf, noted for her "gorgeous cello legatos" (Washington Post) and her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine) enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She is the cellist of acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5 who won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues worldwide. Sybarite5 made its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in 2012, and their album Disturb the Silence recently reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Charts. In 2011 Laura was appointed to the cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, with whom she has toured extensively. Laura also performs regularly as a solo recitalist; First Day is Laura’s debut album!

Pianist Matei Varga’s artistry has garnered superlative reviews from critics around the world, who have found his performances “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), as well as “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason). A top prizewinner at the Maria Canals and George Enescu piano competitions, Mr. Varga has appeared as a soloist and recitalist in many of the world’s leading concert halls, among them Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau (Paris). He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where he studied with Pavlina Dokovska.

First Day represents many firsts, beginnings and youthful sentiments. The title is taken from the phrase "paths of the first day" from the final track on the album, Les chemins de l'amour by Francis Poulenc. The pianist Matei Varga was one of Laura’s first friends and musical partners when they both moved to New York City in 2004. They played together a great deal in those early years, and after a decade of pursuing independent musical projects, were thrilled to collaborate again for this recording. The eight works on this album are ones to which both feel deeply connected, and which they believe complement each other to form a whole that is both exuberant and reflective.

“A globe-hopping celebration of ardent cello music” MusicWeb International, 10th November 2016

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Fagottino - French Pieces for Bassoon

Fagottino - French Pieces for Bassoon


Amano:

Le Tombeau de Poulenc

Damase:

Aria pour basson et piano Op. 7

Duclos:

Fagottino Serenade pour basson et piano

Dutilleux:

Sarabande et Cortège

Jeanjean:

Prélude et scherzo

Pierné, G:

Solo de concert for bassoon & piano, Op. 35

Poulenc:

C

Mélancolie

3 Novelettes: No. 1 in C major

Les chemins de l'amour

Nos souvenirs qui chantent

Saint-Saëns:

Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op. 168


Kazusa Mizutani (bassoon), Setsuko Ohori (piano)

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