Alexandre Tharaud: Barbara | Erato 9029575915

Alexandre Tharaud: Barbara

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 9029575915

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 29th September 2017

Contents

Artists

Alexandre Tharaud
Juliette Binoche
Vanessa Paradis
Jane Birkin
Radio Elvis
Benabar
Juliette
Dominique A
Tim Dup
Jean-Louis Aubert
Albin de la Simone
Camelia Jordana
Rokia Traore
Hindi Zahra
Luz Casal
Guillaume Gallienne
Renaud Capucon
Michel Portal
Quatuor Modigliani

Artists

Alexandre Tharaud
Juliette Binoche
Vanessa Paradis
Jane Birkin
Radio Elvis
Benabar
Juliette
Dominique A
Tim Dup
Jean-Louis Aubert
Albin de la Simone
Camelia Jordana
Rokia Traore
Hindi Zahra
Luz Casal
Guillaume Gallienne
Renaud Capucon
Michel Portal
Quatuor Modigliani

About

It is 20 years since Barbara died, aged 67, on 24 November 1997. Alexandre Tharaud’s idea for this album dates back to the day of her funeral. He, like many other fans, went to the cemetery in Bagneux on the outskirts of Paris. After the crowds and TV cameras had departed, a group of devotees remained at her grave and joined in an impromptu rendition of her songs. “I realised then that Barbara would live on through our voices,” says Tharaud. “I was young, but the recording studio was already central to my life. That morning, at Bagneux Cemetery, I vowed to make an album dedicated entirely to the music of Barbara. I needed time, and singers … The guests on this album are not those anonymous mourners, but dear friends I have invited to lend their own unique voices to this tribute.”

For Barbara, Tharaud has assembled a rich and imaginative line-up of performers from a variety of generations and diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds. While there is inevitably a Gallic bias among them, many of their names are well known around the globe. Among them are: actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin; rock star Radio Elvis; singer-songwriters Bénabar, Juliette, Dominique A, Tim Dup, Jean-Louis Aubert and Albin de la Simone; singers Camélia Jordana, Rokia Traoré, Hindi Zahra and Luz Casal; actor-director Guillaume Gallienne; Erato violinist Renaud Capuçon, clarinettist Michel Portal and the Modigliani string quartet. Alexandre Tharaud himself plays on nearly all the tracks – not just piano, but also electronic organ and keyboards, celesta and bells.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
1. Pierre (prelude)
2. Cet Enfant-là
3. Septembre
4. Mes Hommes
5. Du bout des lèvres
6. A mourir pour mourir
7. Vivant poème
8. Pierre
9. Y’aura du monde
10. Là-bas
11. C’est trop tard
12. Au bois de Saint-Amand
13. Vienne
14. Dis, quand reviendras-tu ? (Say, when will you return?)
15. Les Amis de Monsieur
16. Attendez que ma joie revienne
17. Pierre (postlude)

CD 2
1. Ô mes théâtres
2. Valse de Frantz
3. Ce Matin-là
4. Nantes
5. Le Bel âge
6. Plus rien
7. Rémusat
8. J’ai tué l’amour
9. Ma plus belle histoire d’amour

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