Cantaloube : Songs of the Auvergne

Cantaloube : Songs of the Auvergne

Cantaloube : Songs of the Auvergne - Chausson : Poème de l’amour et de la mer

Victoria de los Angeles, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

EMI ASD 2826

Testament Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

  • Contents & Details

    Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899) : Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer, Op.19, Words by Bouchor. (sung in French)
    A1 - La fleur des eaux
    A2 - Interlude
    A3 - La mort de l'Amour
    Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879 - 1957) : Chants d'Auvergne (Sung in Auvergne dialect)
    B1 - Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2)
    Three Bourées (Series 1, No.3, a, b, c) :
    B2 - L'Aido dè rotso
    B3 - Ound' onorèn gorda?
    B4 - Obal, din lou Limouzi
    B5 - La delaïssádo (Series 2, No.4)
    B6 - Lo fiolaire (Series 3, No.1)
    B7 - Passo pel prat (Series 3, No.2)
    B8 - Brezairola (Berceuse) (Series 3, No.4)
    B9 - Chut, chut (Series 4, No.4)

    Recorded in February 1969 and September 1974 at Salle Wagram, Paris.

    In the early 1930's, the French soprano Madeliene Grey made a famous recording of some of Joseph Canteloube's arrangements of folk songs from the mountainous French Auvergne region. But it was not until 1973 that this recording of a similar selection by Victoria de los Angeles brought Canteloube's attractive settings, with their colourful orchestrations, to a wider public. Chausson's gently flowing, romantic and even sensual Poème de l'amour et de la mer makes an effective vehicle for the great Spanish soprano's beautiful voice and fine artistry. There are two vocal sections to the work, separated by a short orchestral interlude. In both works, De los Angeles' vivid vocal characterization is strongly supported by Lamoureux Orchestra under Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, all the richness, warmth and atmosphere of the original recordings are effectively re-created.

    The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

    Testament Records has revived these classic titles from the EMI-Columbia catalogue, using only the original master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, and mastered using full analogue techniques throughout production.

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