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Cirque / 20th C.Chansons / Ricci

Album Summary

>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : Cirque, songs (5) for voice & piano
>Milhaud, Darius : Poemes de Jean Cocteau (3), songs for voice & piano, Op. 59
>Satie, Erik : Ragtime Parade, for piano (arrangement by Hans Ourdine, after "Parade")
>Poulenc, Francis : Cocardes, song cycle for voice & piano (or ensemble), FP 16
>Milhaud, Darius : Tango des Fratellini, transcription for piano (of excerpt from "Le Boeuf sur le toit" by Henri Mouto
>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Poemes (8) de Cocteau, for voice & piano
>Milhaud, Darius : Caramel mou (Shimmy), for piano, Op. 68arr
>Milhaud, Darius : Chansons de theatre (6), song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 151b
>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : La Voyante (The Fortune-Teller), for voice & piano
>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : Le Chemin des Forains, for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

"The magic and ambience of a 1920 French street circus comes alive in Cirque, a spectacular collection of works brought to life by soprano Céline Ricci and her pianist and collaborator, Daniel Lockert and presented by Sono Luminus. In this collection of songs by Georges Auric, Darius Milhaud, Henri Sauguet and Francis Poulenc, the listener is drawn into the world of circus as depicted by the words of Cocteau, Copperie, Pitoëff, Supervielle, Lenormand, Dréjac and even Nostradamus. Through colorful language and clever sounds depicting a carnival-like atmosphere, we hear the words of the fortune-teller, see the girl riding bareback, watch the trapeze artist, hear the horses' hooves pounding in the dirt, see into the future. In the words of Ms Ricci, "the CD will be very alive and animated in order to give to the listener the possibility of traveling back in time and to have the impression of what it was like on the streets of Paris or at a fair or a play in the 20's.""

American Record Guide
Here is a program that is lots of fun to hear. The performances are lively and unmistakably create a carnival atmosphere. A photo in the liner notes of Ricci with arms flailing suggests the spirit of joy and abandon she brings to these songs. Lockert plays with wonderful light-heartedness and energy. This is the way you want to hear this delightful music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-).



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>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : Cirque, songs (5) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Milhaud, Darius : Poèmes de Jean Cocteau (3), songs for voice & piano, Op. 59
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1920

>Satie, Erik : Ragtime Parade, for piano (arrangement by Hans Ourdine, after "Parade")
  • Performer: Daniel Lockert (Piano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Poulenc, Francis : Cocardes, song cycle for voice & piano (or ensemble), FP 16
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Milhaud, Darius : Tango des Fratellini, transcription for piano (of excerpt from "Le Boeuf sur le toit" by Henri Mouto
  • Performer: Daniel Lockert (Piano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Auric, Georges [Composer] : Poemes (8) de Cocteau, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Milhaud, Darius : Caramel mou (Shimmy), for piano, Op. 68arr
  • Performer: Daniel Lockert (Piano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Milhaud, Darius : Chansons de théâtre (6), song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 151b
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : La Voyante (The Fortune-Teller), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Sauguet, Henri [Composer] : Le Chemin des Forains, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Daniel Lockert (Piano); Céline Ricci (Voice)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA (2009-08-19_2009-08-20&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern