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'Après un Rêve' Songs by Massenet, Fauré, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Chausson, Godard & Berlioz / Karine Deshayes, mz & Ensemble Contraste

Album Summary

>Massenet, Jules : Élégie
>Fauré, Gabriel : Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
>Gounod, Charles : Le soir
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Les cygnes, for 2 voices & orchestra with chorus ad lib
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Violons dans le soir, song for voice & violin
>Chausson, Ernest : Chanson perpétuelle, for soprano & orchestra (or piano quintet), Op. 37
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance for cello & piano, Op. 69
>Gounod, Charles : L'absent
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn
>Fauré, Gabriel : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 43
>Fauré, Gabriel : Andante for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 75
>Berlioz, Hector : La Captive for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 12
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording from French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes and Ensemble Contraste explores familiar tunes of French Romanticism. Featuring works from Berlioz, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet and more, this delicious program paints a picture of music and life in the Parisian salons.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-).



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Works Details

>Massenet, Jules : Élégie :: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Fauré, Gabriel : Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Gounod, Charles : Le soir
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1840-1842

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Les cygnes, for 2 voices & orchestra with chorus ad lib
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Violons dans le soir, song for voice & violin
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Chausson, Ernest : Chanson perpétuelle, for soprano & orchestra (or piano quintet), Op. 37
  • Performers: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano); Bleuenn Lemaitre (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance for cello & piano, Op. 69
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 11/14/1894

>Gounod, Charles : L'absent
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arnaud Thorette
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Fauré, Gabriel : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano in B minor, Op. 43
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Fauré, Gabriel : Andante for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 75
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Berlioz, Hector : La Captive for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 12
  • Performer: Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johan Farjot
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste
  • Notes: Église Saint-Pierre, Paris (2014-03-18_2014-03-20&2014-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1832