Apres un Reve | Aparte AP106

Apres un Reve

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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP106

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th June 2015

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

From romance to melody, composers of the century took their inspiration from the best writers of their time. Victor Hugo (Berlioz), Leconte de Lisle (Massenet), Lamartine (Gounod et Godard), Anna de Noailles (St SaŽns)...'La Captive', for instance, is a poem from Victor Hugo that comes from 'Les Orientales'. In April 1847, upon announcing the arrival of the composer, a Russian newspaper stated : "Berlioz is within our walls, he truly is the Victor Hugo of French music".

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