Massenet: Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

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Massenet: Operatic and Orchestral Favourites

Massenet: Operatic and Orchestral Favourites


Massenet:

Le Cid - Ballet music

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London on 14-16 July 1952

London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Irving

Phèdre: Overture

Recorded at Maison de la Mutualité, Paris on 1 June 1951

Orchestre de l’Opéra-Comique, Paris, Albert Wolff

Werther: Prelude & La nuit de Noël

Recorded at Maison de la Mutualité, Paris on 1 June 1951

Orchestre de l’Opéra-Comique, Paris, Albert Wolff

Scènes alsaciennes

Recorded at the Salle Apollo Paris on 15 September 1953

Orchestre Lamoureux, Jean Fournet

La Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge (Légende sacrée)

Recorded at Walthamstow Town Hall, London 7 – 18 December 1953

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Scènes pittoresques

Recorded at the Salle Apollo Paris on 15 September 1953

Orchestre Lamoureux, Jean Fournet

Ô noble lame étincelante (from Le Cid)

Recorded on 2 February 1933

Georges Thill

Eugène Bigot

Pleurez, mes yeux (Le Cid)

Recorded on 16 May 1930

Germaine Cernay

Gustave Cloez

Dis-moi que je suis belle (from Thaïs)

Recorded on 08 November 1927

Fanny Heldy

Piero Coppola

Te souvient-il du lumineux voyage (from Thaïs)

Recorded on 14 January 1947

Dorothy Kirsten, Robert Merrill

RCA Victor Orchestra, Jean Morel

Il est doux, il est bon (from Hérodiade)

Recorded in Paris on 29 March 1928

Ninon Vallin

Gustave Cloëz

Calmez donc vos fureurs…Jean, je te revois (from Hérodiade)

Recorded on 21 November 1932

César Vezzani, Jeanne Guyla

Fleurissait une rose au bord de chemin (from Le jongleur de Notre-Dame)

Recorded in Camden, New Jersey, USA on 11 October 1926

Marcel Journet

Je suis encore tout étourdie (from Manon)

Recorded on 26 March 1928

Emma Luart

Gustave Cloëz

On l'appelle Manon (from Manon)

Recorded on 26 March 1928

Emma Luart, Gaston Micheletti

Gustave Cloëz

Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Recorded on 7 June 1945

Bidú Sayão

Fausto Cleva

Je marche sur tous les chemins (from Manon)

Recorded on 27 March 1928

Emma Luart

Gustave Cloëz

Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Recorded in 1928

Emma Luart

Gustave Cloëz

Instant charmant … En fermant les yeux (from Manon)

Recorded in Paris in 1916

Edmond Clément with orchestra

Je suis seul, seul enfin... Ah fuyez douce image (from Manon)

Recorded in Paris in 1916

Edmond Clément with orchestra

Promesse de mon avenir (from Le roi de Lahore)

Recorded at Salle du Conservatoire, Paris 30 November 1929

Arthur Endrèze

Henri Defosse

J'aurais sur ma poitrine (from Werther)

Recorded on 10 May 1927

Georges Thill

Fernand Heuteur

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Recorded in Paris on 13 April 1927

Ninon Vallin

Gustave Cloëz

Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

Recorded in Paris on 13 April 1927

Ninon Vallin

Gustave Cloëz

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

Recorded between 1950 - 1952

Cesare Valletti

Orchestra Lirica della Cetra di Torino, Arturo Basile

Elégie

Recorded on 19 May 1926

Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Alfred Lennartz (cello)

Rosario Bourdon


2012 is the centenary of Jules Massenet’s death. Several of his operas have received important revivals this year

Unlike most other Massenet albums released this year this 2CD set celebrates equally his orchestral music (now becoming familiar once again in the concert hall after several years of neglect) and his operas.

Although the performances were recorded in the mono era, the majority of vocal extracts stem from a golden period of French music-making (1910s-1930s) and the orchestral recordings have been rated by critics as sonically ahead of their time.

Singers include Edmond Clément, Ninon Vallin, Georges Thill, Emma Luart, Bidu Sayão, Marcel Journet, Fanny Heldy and Cesare Valletti in roles they made famous. Jean Fournet, Albert Wolff, Robert Irving and Sir Thomas Beecham conduct the works for orchestra.

Magdalen - METCD8021

(CD - 2 discs)

$19.25

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Régine Crespin - Prima Donna in Paris

Régine Crespin - Prima Donna in Paris


 

Ah! cher monsieur, excusez-moi

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Gluck:

Cette nuit … O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Hahn, R:

Moi je m’appelle…

Y’a des arbres … C’est sa banlieue

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

Messager:

L'Amour masque: 'J'ai deux amants'

Offenbach:

Portez armes...Vous aimez le danger…Ah! que j’aime les militaires! (from La grande-duchesse de Gérolstein)

On me nomme Hélène la blonde … dis-moi Vénus

Tu n'es pas beau, tu n'es pas riche (from La Périchole)

O mon cher amant, je te jure (from La Périchole)

Ah! quel dîner je viens de faire (from La Perichole)

Saint-Saëns:

Tra, la, la, la … “Fiorentinelle (La Chanson de Scozzone)

Straus, O:

Saison d’Amour

Je ne suis pas

Je t’aime

Les Trois Valses


“... singing which is pure delight, whether in the swagger of Offenbach's "Ah! que j'aime les militaires" (a phrase rattled out faster than you would think possible) to the thirties cabaret number from Strauss' Les Trois valses ... Crespin is superb in the Périchole waltz ...I am sure she enjoyed herself enormously, and on any count she stands very high in the list of Parisian prima donnas celebrated in this set ... she has been splendidly served by her accompanists, not to mention the recording engineers.” Gramophone, July 1972

“The supreme French soprano - and mezzo - of the post-war era in both great dramatic roles and witty opéra comique from Offenbach to Messager. Stunning, despite the waver in her voice.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2007 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - October 2007

Decca - Originals - E4758243

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Chante l'Opera Francais

Chante l'Opera Francais


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Gluck:

Cette nuit … O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Gounod:

Cavatine de Balkis

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Il était un roi de Thule... Ah! je ris (from Faust)

Halévy:

Air de Rachel (from La Juive)

Il va venir (from La Juive)

Massenet:

Air de Meryem (from Marie-Magdeleine)

O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Reyer:

Air de Brunehilde

Salut splendeur du jour

Saint-Saëns:

Tra, la, la, la … “Fiorentinelle (La Chanson de Scozzone)


Accord - 4760722

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$15.25

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