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Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été ()

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composed by Gabriel Fauré, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel

Known for his offbeat repertory, David Daniels has done more than anyone else to demarginalize the countertenor voice, singing everything from lieder to jazz standards in the process. With his Les nuits d'été, an album of orchestral French songs, he strays farther from traditional territory than ever before. The result, while not a home run, is rewarding and enjoyable, and it validates Daniels' decision to lend his unusually warm and beautiful voice to a wider repertory. The Fauré and Ravel songs are the best things on the ...

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  1. Les Nuits d'été, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), H. 81 (Op. 7)
  2. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Pantomine de l'acte 2
  3. Mélodies populaires grecques (5), song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  4. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra), M. 19
  5. En sourdine, song for voice & piano, Op. 58/2 (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise')
  6. Mandoline, song for voice & piano, Op. 58/1 (Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise')
  7. Clair de lune, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in B flat minor, Op. 46/2
  8. Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
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Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été
2004, EMI Classics

UPC: 724354564628


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