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VIERNE, L.: Poemes de l'amour / Psyche / La ballade du desespere (Bundy, Filsell)


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VIERNE, L.: Poemes de l'amour / Psyche / La ballade du desespere (Bundy, Filsell)

While Louis Vierne is best known for his organ works, his mélodies form a unique part of his oeuvre, reflecting not only his own tragic life but his reaction to the world around him in all its beauty and pain. His vocal compositions can be both lyrical and anguished, deliberately contrasting moments of startling simplicity and elemental fury. Based on the four seasons of the Napoleonic calendar—Floréal, Thermidor, Brumaire and Nivôse, Le poème de l’amour depicts human futility against the relentless force of nature, yet does so with music of great beauty. In Psyché and Ballade du désespéré the artist searches for the meaning of life; in the former l’amour (love), in the latter la mort (death).

Vierne, Louis
Richepin, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Poemes de l'amour, Op. 48
1.   I. Floreal: Le Jour ou je vous vis 00:02:06
2.   I. Floreal: Au jardin de mon coeur 00:02:47
3.   I. Floreal: La Bateau rose 00:03:16
4.   II. Thermidor: Donne - moi tes baisers 00:01:44
5.   II. Thermidor: Le Tresor 00:02:22
6.   II. Thermidor: Rondeaux mignons 00:02:33
7.   II. Thermidor: Abdication 00:02:25
8.   III. Brumaire: Sonnet d'automne 00:03:40
9.   III. Brumaire: Les Sorcieres 00:02:18
10.   III. Brumaire: Air retrouve 00:03:29
11.   III. Brumaire: Le Bateau noir 00:01:58
12.   IV. Nivose: Jour d'hiver 00:02:07
13.   IV. Nivose: Souvenir 00:02:57
14.   IV. Nivose: Angoisse 00:03:33
15.   IV. Nivose: Sombres plaisirs 00:02:16

Vierne, Louis
Hugo, Victor, lyricist(s)

  Psyche, Op. 33 (version for baritone and piano)
16.   Psyche, Op. 33 (version for baritone and piano) 00:07:34

Vierne, Louis
Murger, Henry, lyricist(s)

  La ballade du desespere, Op. 61 (version for baritone and piano)
17.   La ballade du desespere, Op. 61 (version for baritone and piano) 00:14:41

Total Playing Time: 01:01:46

Vierne, Louis

Hugo, Victor; Murger, Henry; Richepin, Jean

Bundy, Michael; Filsell, Jeremy

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572346

Barcode: 747313234677

Physical Release: 09/2010

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