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Darius Milhaud - Une Vie Heureuse

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Cat No: 2564634844

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Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 14th April 2014

Contents

Works

Milhaud, Darius

Ballade for piano and orchestra
Bolivar, op.236
» Air de Manuella (Act 2)
» Berceuse (Act 2)
Cantate de la Paix, op.166
Cantate nuptiale, op.168
Caramel mou, op.68
Cello Concerto no.1, op.136
Chansons de Ronsard (4), op.223
Chansons de negresse (3), op.148b
Cinema-Fantaisie d'apres Le Boeuf sur le toit, op.58b
Concerto for 2 pianos and percussion, op.394
Concerto for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra, op.278
Esquisses (2), op.227b
Etudes (5), op.63
Fontaines et Sources, op.352
Harp Concerto, op.323
L'automne, op.115
La Creation du Monde, op.81
La cheminee du roi Rene, op.205
Le Boeuf sur le toit, op.58
Le Carnaval d'Aix, op.83b
Le bal martiniquais, op.249
Les deux cites (cantata), op.170
Les quatre elements, op.189
Les reves de Jacob, op.294
Les soirees de Petrograd, op.55
Les songes, op.124
Medee, op.191
Paris, op.284
Piano Concerto no.1, op.127
Piano Concerto no.4, op.295
Poemes juifs (8), op.34
» no.1 Chant de nourrice
» no.5 Chant de resignation
» no.6 Chant d'amour
» no.8 Lamentation
Printemps (Book I), op.25
Printemps (Book II), op.66
Quatrains Valaisans, op.206
Romance sans paroles, op.133
Saudades do Brasil (12) for orchestra, op.67b
» no.7 Corcovado
» no.8 Tijuca
» no.9 Sumare
» no.11 Laranjeiras
Saudades do Brasil (12) for piano, op.67
Scaramouche, op.165b (two pianos)
Sonata for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, op.47
Sonatina for flute and piano, op.76
Sonatine a 3 for violin, viola and cello, op.221b
Sonnets (6) composes au secret, op.266
String Octet, op.291
String Quartet no.12
String Quartet no.14, op.291 no.1
String Quartet no.15, op.291 no.2
String Trio, op.274
Suite for ondes martinot and piano, op.120c
Suite francaise, op.248
Suite provencale, op.152c
Symphony no.2, op.247
Symphony no.4, op.281
Symphony no.8, op.362 'Rhodanienne'
Tango des Fratellini, op.58c
Violin Sonata no.2, op.40

Artists

Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano)
Christian Ivaldi (piano)
Claude Helffer (piano)
Daniel Raclot (cello)
Darius Milhaud (piano)
Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Diego Masson (percussion)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Dominique Cambreling (harp)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Eric Le Sage (piano)
Francois Meyer (oboe)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Genevieve Joy (piano)
Hermann Reutter (piano)
Irwin Gage (piano)
Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau (piano)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
Jacques Prat (violin)
Jane Bathori (mezzo-soprano)
Janine Micheau (soprano)
Jean Wiener (piano)
Jean-Baptiste Brunier (viola)
Jean-Charles François (percussion)
Jean-Claude Casadesus (percussion)
Jean-Louis Capezzali (oboe)
Jean-Marc Loisel (double-bass)
Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot)
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)
Jerome Ducros (piano)
Marcelle Meyer (piano)
Marguerite Long (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Noel Lee (piano)
Paul Meyer (clarinet)
Peter Sadlo (marimba, vibraphone)
Rene Benedetti (violin)
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Quartetto Italiano
Quatuor Bernede
Quatuor Parrenin
Trio a cordes de Paris
Quintette s vent de l’Orchestre national de France
Quintette s vents de l’Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Ensemble Vocal Stephane Caillat
Groupe Vocal de France
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon
Munchner Philharmoniker
Orchestre du Theatre des Champs-Elysees
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris

Conductors

Leonard Bernstein
Georges Pretre
George Tzipine
David Robertson
Kent Nagano
Sergiu Celibidache
John Alldis
Patrick Fournillier
Darius Milhaud

Works

Milhaud, Darius

Ballade for piano and orchestra
Bolivar, op.236
» Air de Manuella (Act 2)
» Berceuse (Act 2)
Cantate de la Paix, op.166
Cantate nuptiale, op.168
Caramel mou, op.68
Cello Concerto no.1, op.136
Chansons de Ronsard (4), op.223
Chansons de negresse (3), op.148b
Cinema-Fantaisie d'apres Le Boeuf sur le toit, op.58b
Concerto for 2 pianos and percussion, op.394
Concerto for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra, op.278
Esquisses (2), op.227b
Etudes (5), op.63
Fontaines et Sources, op.352
Harp Concerto, op.323
L'automne, op.115
La Creation du Monde, op.81
La cheminee du roi Rene, op.205
Le Boeuf sur le toit, op.58
Le Carnaval d'Aix, op.83b
Le bal martiniquais, op.249
Les deux cites (cantata), op.170
Les quatre elements, op.189
Les reves de Jacob, op.294
Les soirees de Petrograd, op.55
Les songes, op.124
Medee, op.191
Paris, op.284
Piano Concerto no.1, op.127
Piano Concerto no.4, op.295
Poemes juifs (8), op.34
» no.1 Chant de nourrice
» no.5 Chant de resignation
» no.6 Chant d'amour
» no.8 Lamentation
Printemps (Book I), op.25
Printemps (Book II), op.66
Quatrains Valaisans, op.206
Romance sans paroles, op.133
Saudades do Brasil (12) for orchestra, op.67b
» no.7 Corcovado
» no.8 Tijuca
» no.9 Sumare
» no.11 Laranjeiras
Saudades do Brasil (12) for piano, op.67
Scaramouche, op.165b (two pianos)
Sonata for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, op.47
Sonatina for flute and piano, op.76
Sonatine a 3 for violin, viola and cello, op.221b
Sonnets (6) composes au secret, op.266
String Octet, op.291
String Quartet no.12
String Quartet no.14, op.291 no.1
String Quartet no.15, op.291 no.2
String Trio, op.274
Suite for ondes martinot and piano, op.120c
Suite francaise, op.248
Suite provencale, op.152c
Symphony no.2, op.247
Symphony no.4, op.281
Symphony no.8, op.362 'Rhodanienne'
Tango des Fratellini, op.58c
Violin Sonata no.2, op.40

Artists

Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano)
Christian Ivaldi (piano)
Claude Helffer (piano)
Daniel Raclot (cello)
Darius Milhaud (piano)
Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Diego Masson (percussion)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Dominique Cambreling (harp)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Eric Le Sage (piano)
Francois Meyer (oboe)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Genevieve Joy (piano)
Hermann Reutter (piano)
Irwin Gage (piano)
Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau (piano)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
Jacques Prat (violin)
Jane Bathori (mezzo-soprano)
Janine Micheau (soprano)
Jean Wiener (piano)
Jean-Baptiste Brunier (viola)
Jean-Charles François (percussion)
Jean-Claude Casadesus (percussion)
Jean-Louis Capezzali (oboe)
Jean-Marc Loisel (double-bass)
Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot)
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)
Jerome Ducros (piano)
Marcelle Meyer (piano)
Marguerite Long (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Noel Lee (piano)
Paul Meyer (clarinet)
Peter Sadlo (marimba, vibraphone)
Rene Benedetti (violin)
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Quartetto Italiano
Quatuor Bernede
Quatuor Parrenin
Trio a cordes de Paris
Quintette s vent de l’Orchestre national de France
Quintette s vents de l’Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Ensemble Vocal Stephane Caillat
Groupe Vocal de France
Orchestre National de France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon
Munchner Philharmoniker
Orchestre du Theatre des Champs-Elysees
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris

Conductors

Leonard Bernstein
Georges Pretre
George Tzipine
David Robertson
Kent Nagano
Sergiu Celibidache
John Alldis
Patrick Fournillier
Darius Milhaud

About

Darius Milhaud, who died 40 years ago at the age of 82, was one of the most prominent and engaging French composers of the 20th century. This 10 CD box set at budget price offers a voyage of discovery around his prolific and varied output of orchestral, instrumental and vocal music.

His two best-known works are Le Bœuf sur le toit, with its irresistible Latin dance rhythms, and La Création du monde, a ballet score which made pioneering use of jazz elements. Both highly influential, they grew from his experiences as a young man in Brazil and the US respectively.

Like his contemporary Francis Poulenc, he was a member of Les Six, the group of composers that typifies the musical world of 1920s Paris, but he was a more adventurous and cosmopolitan figure. His music – a catalogue of more than 450 works – reflects his life and times, integrating diverse cultural and musical elements. It is also boldly modern in its frequent use of bitonality and polytonality – yet it never becomes intractable, remaining approachable and life-enhancing.

This anthology provides an opportunity to explore his huge and diverse canon of works – much of which remains surprisingly little known.

Darius Milhaud was born to a Jewish family long established in Aix-en-Provence. He studied in Paris with Paul Dukas and Vincent d’Indy and spent formative periods working in Brazil and touring the USA. In 1940, having fled France after the German invasion, he became a professor at Mills College in California – where his students included jazz musician Dave Brubeck and songwriter Burt Bacharach – and subsequently also took up a post at the Paris Conservatoire. It is significant that, when he wrote his biography, he chose to call it 'Ma vie heureuse' (My happy life).

In his complete catalogue of some 450 works, there are 12 symphonies, 15 operas, 26 film scores, 39 choral works and dozens of chamber and instrumental works. Beyond Le Bœuf sur le toit and La Création du Monde, his most popular works are probably Saudades do Brasil and Suite provençale, both for orchestra, and the vaudevillesque suite for two pianos, Scaramouche.

This set draws on Warner Classics’ magnificent treasury of recordings to present a variety of Milhaud’s orchestral, operatic, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. They are interpreted by an assembly of distinguished – sometimes legendary – performers who span the 20th and 21st centuries and a range of performing traditions. In addition to a peerless array of French musicians – including Milhaud himself and a number of his famous contemporaries – there are major figures from the USA, Germany and Russia.

Le Bœuf sur le toit and La Création du Monde are heard in performances conducted by both Milhaud himself and by Leonard Bernstein. Milhaud can also be heard playing piano in Scaramouche with Marcelle Meyer (in the words of Gramophone magazine, "a real corker of a performance").

Other performers include: the conductor Sergiu Celibidache; the pianists Jacques Février, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Béroff, Jean-Philippe Collard and Alexandre Tharaud; the instrumentalists Mstislav Rostropovich, Jeanne Loriod, Emmanuel Pahud and Frank Peter Zimmermann, and the singers Jane Bathori (who premiered works by many French composers, including Milhaud), Janine Micheau (who sang in the premiere of Milhaud’s opera Médée), Dawn Upshaw (who recorded an album in tribute to Bathori), Natalie Dessay, Brigitte Fassbaender and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Contents:
CD 1
[71.34]
- Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op.58

Saudades do Brasil, Op.67b
- VII Corcovado
- IX Sumaré
- VIII Tijuca
- XI Larenjeiras

- La Création du Monde, Op.81
Orchestre National de France - Leonard Bernstein
Recorded Paris, Salle Wagram, November 1976

- Suite française, Op.248b
- Suite provençale, Op.152c
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Georges Prêtre
Recorded Monte-Carlo, Salle Garnier, June 1983

CD 2 [75.30]
- Symphony No.2, Op.247
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire - George Tzipine
Recorded Paris, Salle de la Mutualité, November 1953

- Symphony No.4, Op.281
- Symphony No.8 “Rhodanienne”, Op.362
Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF - Darius Milhaud
Recorded Paris, Radio France, Studio 103, 1968

CD 3 [68.53]
- Le Carnaval d'Aix for piano and orchestra, Op.83b
- Piano Concerto No.1, Op.127
- 5 Etudes for piano and orchestra
- Piano Concerto No.4, Op.295
- Ballade for piano and orchestra, Op.61
Claude Helffer (piano)
Orchestre National de France - David Robertson
Recorded Paris, Radio France, April & June 1992

CD 4
- Cello Concerto, Op.136 (1934)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
London Symphony Orchestra - Kent Nagano
Recorded London, Abbey Road Studios, October 1989

- Harp Concerto, Op.323
Dominique Cambreling (harp)
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon - Kent Nagano
Recorded Lyon, Salle de l’Ancien Conservatoire, January 1992

- Concerto for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra, Op.278
Peter Sadlo (marimba, vibraphone)
Münchner Philharmoniker - Sergiu Celibidache
Recorded Live at Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, April 1992

- Concerto for 2 pianos and percussion, Op.394
Geneviève Joy (piano), Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau (piano)
Diego Masson (percussion), Jean-Charles François (percussion), Jean-Claude Casadesus (percussion), Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)
Recording date unknown

CD 5 [c.66.30]
- Tango des Fratellini, Op.58c
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Recorded Paris, Ircam, January 2012

- Caramel mou, Op.68
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Recorded Paris, Salle Colonne, 30 April 2012

- Scaramouche, Op.165b
- Le Bal martiniquais, Op.249
Christian Ivaldi (piano), Noël Lee (piano)
Recorded Paris, Salle Wagram, 29 December 1971

- Paris, suite for 4 pianos, Op.284b
Michel Béroff (piano), Christian Ivaldi (piano), Noël Lee (piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Recorded Paris, Salle Wagram, 28 December 1971

- Saudades do Brasil, Op.67
- Romances sans paroles, Op.133
- Le Printemps 1er Cahier, Op.25
- Le Printemps 2e Cahier, Op.66
- L’Automne, Op.115
Jacques Février (piano)
Recorded Paris, 1957

CD 6 [72.13]
- String Quartet No.12, Op.252
Quartetto Italiano

- String Quartet No.14, Op.291/1
Quatuor Bernède

- String Quartet No.15, Op.291/2
Quatuor Parrenin

- String Octet, Op.291
Quatuor Bernède & Quatuor Parrenin
Recorded Paris, 1968/1969

CD 7
- Sonata for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, Op.47
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), François Meyer (oboe), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Eric Le Sage (piano)
Recorded Metz, L’Arsenal, July 1998

- Sonatine for flute and piano, Op.76
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Eric Le Sage (piano)
Recorded London, St Michael Church, Highgate, February 1997

- Violin Sonata No.2, Op.40
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Recorded Rihen, Landghastof, June 1991

- Suite for Ondes Martenot and Piano, Op.120c
Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot), Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Recorded Paris, Studio Hoche, 25 September 1961

- Sonatine à trois for violin, viola & cello, Op.221b
- String trio, Op.274
Trio à cordes de Paris: Charles Frey (violin), Michel Michalakakos (viola), Jean Grout (cello)
Recorded Paris, Radio France, 1984

CD 8
- La cheminée du roi René, Op.205
Quintette à vent de l'Orchestre national de France:
Patrick Gallois (flute), Michel Crocquenoy (oboe), Guy Danguain (clarinet), Régis Poulain (bassoon), Michel Cantin (horn)

- Les rêves de Jacob, suite chorégraphique, Op.294
Solistes du Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France: Jean-Louis Capezzali (oboe), Jacques Prat (violin), Jean-Baptiste Brunier (viola), Daniel Raclot (cello), Jean-Marc Loisel (double-bass)
Recorded Paris, Radio France, 1985

- 2 Esquisses, Op.227b
Quintette à vents de l’Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française: Fernand Dufrêne (flute), Jules Goetcheluck (oboe), Maurice Cliquennois (clarinet), Louis Courtinat (horn), René Plessier (bassoon)
Recorded Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées June-July 1953

- Cantate Les deux cités, Op.170
- Cantate de la paix, Op.166
- Quatrains Valaisans, Op.206
Ensemble Vocal Stéphane Caillat
Recording date unknown

- 6 Sonnets composés au secret, Op.266
Groupe Vocal de France - John Alldis
Recorded Paris, Eglise Evangélique allemande May 1991

CD 9 [70.41]
Médée, Op.191
- Chers Corinthiens
Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo - Patrick Fournillier
Recorded Monte-Carlo, Auditorium du Palais des Congrès, 9 July 1996

- Trois Chansons de négresse, Op.148b
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Recorded Berlin-Zehlendorf, Gemeindehaus, 1979/1980

Poèmes juifs, Op.34
- No.8: Lamentation
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Hermann Reutter (piano)
Recorded Berlin-Zehlendorf, Gemeindehaus, 4-13 May 1970

Poèmes juifs, Op.34
- No.1: Chant de nourrice
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Jérôme Ducros (piano)
Recorded Live Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 26 March 1999

Poèmes juifs, Op.34
- No.1: Chant de nourrice
- No.5: Chant de résignation
- No.6: Chant d'amour
- Les soirées de Pétrograd, Op.55 
Jane Bathori (mezzo-soprano), Darius Milhaud (piano)
Recorded Paris, 1928/1929

- Cantate nuptiale, Op.168 after the Song of Songs/Cantique des Cantiques
- Chansons de Ronsard, Op.223
- Les Quatre Eléments, Op.189

Bolivar, Opéra in 3 acts, Op.236
- Act II: Air de Manuella
- Act II: Berceuse

- Fontaines et Sources, Op.352
Janine Micheau (soprano)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire - Darius Milhaud
Recorded Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 1956

CD 10
- Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op.58
Orchestre du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées - Darius Milhaud
Recorded Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, March 1958

- Scaramouche, Op.165b
Marcelle Meyer (piano), Darius Milhaud (piano)
Recorded Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 6 December 1938

- La Création du Monde, Op.81
Orchestra of 19 Soloists - Darius Milhaud
Recorded Paris, February/March 1932

- Les Songes, Op.124
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris - Darius Milhaud  
Recorded Paris, 2 March 1934

- Piano Concerto No.1, Op.127
Marguerite Long (piano)
Orchestre Symphonique - Darius Milhaud
Recorded Paris, 5 April 1935

- Saudades do Brasil, Op.67: XII Paysandú
- L’Automne, Op.115: II Alfama
Marguerite Long (piano)
Recorded Paris, 30 March 1936

- Cinéma Fantaisie, after Le Bœuf sur le toit, Op.58b
René Benedetti (violin), Jean Wiéner (piano)
Recorded Paris, 13 June 1928

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