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Susan Graham Live at Verbier: French Songs / Malcom Martineau [DVD]

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Chanson d'avril
>Franck, César : Nocturne, M 85
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Mélodies (6), for voice and piano
>Bachelet, Alfred : Chère nuit
>Duparc, Henri : Au pays ou se fait la guerre
>Ravel, Maurice : Histoires naturelles
>Caplet, André : Le Corbeau de Renard
>Roussel, Albert : Poèmes chinois (2), Op. 35
>Debussy, Claude : Colloque sentimental ("Dans le vieux parc solitaire et glacé"), song for voice & piano, L. 104/3
>Fauré, Gabriel : Vocalise-étude
>Honegger, Arthur : Chansons (3) de la petite sirène
>Rosenthal, Manuel : Les souris d'Angleterre, for voice & piano
>Poulenc, Francis : La dame de Monte Carlo, monologue lyrique for soprano & orchestra, FP 180
>Hahn, Reynaldo : A Chloris
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Notes & Reviews:

One reviewer of Susan Graham's Verbier Festival recital praised her 'radiant voice' and marveled at her ability to convey the subtle nuances of what seems like 'her second native language'. Her programme offers a 'tasting menu' of the French melodie tradition - a varied selection of songs ranging from the youthful charm of Bizet's Chanson d'avril to the high drama of Poulenc's La dame de Monte Carlo, and from the barbed irony of Ravel's 'Le paon' to the sensuous beauty of Faure's Vocalise-Etude.

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The sung texts are in French and if you want to practise your French still further you can switch on the French subtitles. Otherwise, translations are provided for English, German or Japanese speaking viewers.

The recital is simply but effectively filmed, with no tricks. One particularly effective camera angle shows us Miss Graham from the side, whilst at the same time revealing her accompanist's face.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 60 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese



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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Chanson d'avril
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Melodie
  • Written: by 1867

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Nocturne, M 85
  • Performers: Malcolm martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre
  • Performers: Malcolm martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Mélodies (6), for voice and piano :: Les cigales
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Bachelet, Alfred : Chère nuit
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1897

>Duparc, Henri : Au pays oú se fait la guerre
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Melodie
  • Written: ?1869-70

>Ravel, Maurice : Histoires naturelles :: 1. Le Paon
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>André Caplet (1878 - 1925) : Le Corbeau de Renard
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Roussel, Albert : Poèmes chinois (2), Op. 35 :: no 2. Réponse d'une épouse sage
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Debussy, Claude : Colloque sentimental ("Dans le vieux parc solitaire et glacé"), song for voice & piano, L. 104/3
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Vocalise-étude
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1906

>Honegger, Arthur : Chansons (3) de la petite sirène
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Rosenthal, Manuel : Les souris d'Angleterre, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Poulenc, Francis : La dame de Monte Carlo, monologue lyrique for soprano & orchestra, FP 180
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Hahn, Reynaldo : A Chloris
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Melodie
  • Written: 1916