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Néère: Duparc, Hahn, Chausson ()

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composed by Ernest Chausson, Henri Duparc, Reynaldo Hahn

The soprano Véronique Gens might be thought a natural for the French art song repertoire. But Néère, taking its title from the opening song by Reynaldo Hahn (the reference is to the Greek nymph known in English as Neaera, "white as a fine marble statue, with her rosy cheeks"), is one of just a few albums in the genre she has released. Get hold of it without delay: it's gorgeous. The French mélodie is not a high-register genre, and for a singer like Gens these songs reside in the lower part of her range, where she now brings ...

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  1. Études latines, cycle of 10 songs for voice & piano: Néère
  2. Trois jours de vendange, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I")
  3. Chanson triste ("Dans ton coeur..."), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2/4
  4. Romance de Mignon ("Le connais-tu, ce radieux pays"), song for voice & piano, Op. 2/3
  5. Phidylé ("L'herbe est molle au sommeil"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  6. Mélodies (7), for voice & piano, Op. 2
  7. Quand je fus pris au pavillon, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II" and "Rondels")
  8. Le rossignol des lilas, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II")
  9. À Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II")
  10. Poèmes (2) de Verlaine, songs for voice & piano, Op. 34: La chanson Bien Douce
  11. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, for voice & orchestra, Op. 19: Le Temps des Lilas
  12. Études latines, cycle of 10 songs for voice & piano: Lyde
  13. Études latines, cycle of 10 songs for voice & piano: Tyndaris
  14. Au pays où se fait la guerre, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  15. L'invitation au voyage ("Mon enfant, ma soeur"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  16. Études latines, cycle of 10 songs for voice & piano: Pholoe
  17. Études latines, cycle of 10 songs for voice & piano: Phyllis
  18. Le printemps, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II" and "Rondels")
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Néère: Duparc, Hahn, Chausson
2015, Alpha

UPC: 3760014192159

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