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La vie est une parade

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La vie est une parade

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    • La Diva de l’ Empire (2:50)

    • ERIK SATIE (1866–1925) / EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)

      La Diva de l’ Empire (2:50)

    • Je te veux (5:00)

    • Je te veux (5:00)

    • Le chapelier (0:35)

    • ERIK SATIE / ROBERT CABY (1905–1992)

      Le chapelier (0:35)

    • Les anges (1:53)

    • Les anges (1:53)

    • Les fleurs (1:30)

    • Les fleurs (1:30)

    • Dapheneo (1:08)

    • Dapheneo (1:08)

    • La statue de bronze (1:40)

    • La statue de bronze (1:40)

    • En revenant de Nantes (2:24)

    • GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE (1892-1983)

      En revenant de Nantes (2:24)

    • Oh, revenez-y toutes (1:10)

    • Oh, revenez-y toutes (1:10)

    • Mon pere toujours me crie

    • Mon pere toujours me crie

    • Mon pere m’ a maree (1:32)

    • Mon pere m’ a maree (1:32)

    • I. Fanfare (2:21)

    • BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)

      Les Illuminations, Op. 18 (1939) (21:30)

      I. Fanfare (2:21)

    • II. Villes (2:24)

    • II. Villes (2:24)

    • IIIa. Phrase (1:06)

    • IIIa. Phrase (1:06)

    • IIIb. Antique (1:55)

    • IIIb. Antique (1:55)

    • IV. Royaute (1:44)

    • IV. Royaute (1:44)

    • V. Marine (1:02)

    • V. Marine (1:02)

    • VI. Interlude (2:14)

    • VI. Interlude (2:14)

    • VII. Being Beauteous (3:48)

    • VII. Being Beauteous (3:48)

    • VIII. Parade (2:56)

    • VIII. Parade (2:56)

    • IX. Depart (1:44)

    • IX. Depart (1:44)

    • La pernette se leve (3:21)

    • GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE

      La pernette se leve (3:21)

    • Suzon va dire a sa mere (1:13)

    • Suzon va dire a sa mere (1:13)

    • L autre jour en m y promenant (2:22)

    • L autre jour en m y promenant (2:22)

    • A Genn villiers (1:47)

    • A Genn villiers (1:47)

    • Jean de la Reole (1:27)

    • Jean de la Reole (1:27)

    • Tendrement (3:34)

    • ERIK SATIE / ROBERT CABY

      Tendrement (3:34)

    • Elegie (2:33)

    • Elegie (2:33)

    • Chanson medievale (1:02)

    • Chanson medievale (1:02)

    • Sylvie (2:21)

    • Sylvie (2:21)

    • A une fontaine (2:04)

    • DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)

      Quatre Chansons de Ronsard, Op. 223 (1941) (10:00)

      A une fontaine (2:04)

    • A Cupidon (3:55)

    • A Cupidon (3:55)

    • Tais-toi, babillarde (1:16)

    • Tais-toi, babillarde (1:16)

    • Dieu vous gard (2:33)

    • Dieu vous gard (2:33)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

This unique program features Benjamin Britten's evocative masterpiece for soprano and strings, Les Illuminations, and Darius Milhaud's rarely-recorded vocal tour de force, originally written for Lily Pons, Quatre Chansons de Ronsard; along with delightful rarities by Erik Satie and Germaine Tailleferre (the only female member of "Les Six").

INTRODUCTION - by Patrice Michaels

I fell in love with Milhaud's music early in my singing life, and was privileged to perform these songs with the Montreal Symphony during my first international competition. The Britten setting of Rimbaud poems has also challenged and sustained me for some years now. I came to the world of song literature through my passion for theater and my fascination with folk music. The Tailleferre songs use deceptively simple material the way a master baker makes a baguette: the result appears inevitably natural and tastes irresistible. Satie's songs are an amazing collection of dramatic wit and warmth that tie the whole program together the way wine and spices unify a meal. We might well have titled this disc "La vie est un repas," except that the project really was a parade across continents, involving a legion of artists: we began performing and recording with the Czech National Symphony in Prague and ended in Chicago, assisted by the extensive vocal/instrumental archives of Editions Salabert in Paris. It was a sweet surprise to receive among the Tailleferre scores from Salabert four songs that were (to my knowledge) previously unrecorded. These, of course, joined the procession along with the newly made Satie arrangements from Easley Blackwood, all of which were a thrill for me to premiere with The Chicago Chamber Musicians. Performing this wealth of literature with so many great musicians has been a wonderful sojourn for me. I hope listening to it will prove equally rewarding for you. Bon appetit, and enjoy the parade!

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 73:37

Recorded: November 5, 11 & 12, 2000 (with CNSO); March 25 & 26, 2002 (with CCM)
Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Front Cover Photograph: McArthur Photography
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond & Pete Goldlust
Notes: Erik Eriksson
Translations: Valeria Sapiain, Shahzore Shah, Jane Ginsburg, and Patrice Michaels
PUBLISHERS: Satie/Blackwood: Blackwood Enterprises, Chicago. Satie/Caby: Editions Salabert, Paris. Tailleferre: Gerard Billaudot, Paris. Britten: Boosey & Hawkes. Milhaud: Boosey & Hawkes

© 2003 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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