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Hyperion French Song Edition - Musique adorable! - Chabrier: Songs

Album Summary

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Early Songs (9), for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Le Pas d'armes du Roi Jean, song for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Ivresses!, grande valse for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : L'invitation au voyage, for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Serenade de Ruy Blas, for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Sommation irrespecteuse, for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Credo d'amour, for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Songs (3) from opera "L'etoile", for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Tes yeux bleus, for voice & piano/orchestra
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Lied
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Chanson pour Jeanne, for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Duo de l'ouvreuse de l'Opera-Comique et de l'employe du Bon Marche, for 2 voices & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Les plus jolies chansons du pays de France, song cycle for voice & piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Mélodies (6) for voice and piano
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Ode à la musique
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Notes & Reviews:

"Here is something so joyous and heart-warming that it's difficult to know where to start anyone with a love of French music and poetry will find this a knock-out pleasure." -International Record Review

'Here is something so joyous and heart-warming that it's difficult to know where to start... anyone with a love of French music and poetry will find this a knock-out pleasure' (International Record Review)

'Adorable indeed... these songs steal into the heart. This is a set made for a lifetime's listening and enjoyment' (The Times)

'I cannot begin to tell you what delights await you on these discs... irresistible gems of melody, wit and tenderness. The enterprise has clearly been a labour of love for all involved' (The Sunday Telegraph)

'Both CDs are packed with gems, most of them rarities... a three-star issue for Chabrier's adorable music, Johnson's de luxe documentation and Lott's delightful singing' (The Sunday Times)

'[A] real treasure of a treasury' (BBC Music Magazine)

'If you like French song this album is a treasure trove' (The Financial Times)

'there are major discoveries to be made here' (Fanfare, USA)

'the splendid group of artists here assembled get to the heart of every piece' (Musical Opinion)

'[Chabrier's] 43 gorgeous songs find ideal interpreters on these two discs; the voices are beautifully limpid and the phrasing is exquisite' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Quite a serious treat for aficionados of the great French master especially as the performances by sopranos Lott and McGreevy are totally flawless and delivered with great charm and confidence throughout... Hugely enjoyable' (AdLib)

'this superbly-produced set of his complete melodies should be welcomed by all' (ClassicsToday.com)



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Works Details

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Early Songs (9), for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Burden (Tenor); Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott; Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 33 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1862

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Le Pas d'armes du Roi Jean, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Ivresses!, grande valse for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : L'invitation au voyage, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ursula Leveaux (Bassoon); Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Sérénade de Ruy Blas, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1863

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Sommation irrespecteuse, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Crédo d'amour, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Burden (Tenor); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Songs (3) from opera "L'étoile", for voice & piano :: España
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Tes yeux bleus, for voice & piano/orchestra
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Lied :: Nez au vent, mélodie for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Chanson pour Jeanne, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Duo de l'ouvreuse de l'Opéra-Comique et de l'employé du Bon Marche, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano); Toby Spence (Tenor); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1888

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Les plus jolies chansons du pays de France, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Burden (Tenor); Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott; Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 32 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Mélodies (6) for voice and piano
  • Performers: William Burden (Tenor); Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott; Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 21 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Ode à la musique
  • Performers: Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 07/14/2000/07/15/2000
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890