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MILHAUD, D.: Orestie d'Eschyle (L') (L. Phillips, Dempson, Outlaw, Delphis, University of Michigan Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, K. Kiesler)


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MILHAUD, D.: Orestie d'Eschyle (L') (L. Phillips, Dempson, Outlaw, Delphis, University of Michigan Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, K. Kiesler)

Part of the great French musical tradition and a member of Les Six, Darius Milhaud was an important avant-garde figure in early 20th-century Paris. The Oresteia of Aeschylus trilogy arose from his lifelong interest in Greek mythology and drama, inspired by the expressive, syncopated rhythms of Paul Claudel’s poetic texts. In addition to innovative rhythmic elements, the trilogy exhibits complex harmonic techniques, particularly polytonality, which Milhaud believed gave him more varied ways of expressing sweetness in addition to violence.

Disc 1

Milhaud, Darius
Claudel, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Agamemnon, Op. 14
1.   Agamemnon, Op. 14 00:11:12
  Les choephores, Op. 24
2.   Vociferation funebre: On m'envoie et je viens de la maison (Chorus) 00:05:49
3.   Libation: Allez, mes larmes, goutte a goutte (Chorus) 00:02:56
4.   Incantation: O vous, grandes Parques de par Zeus! (Chorus, Orestes, Electra) 00:14:20
5.   Presages: Que de fois la terre a enfante la terreur (A Choephore) 00:03:29
6.   Exhortation: Je te supplie, o toi, le Pere Zeus (A Choephore) 00:02:49
7.   La Justice et La Lumiere: Elle est venue aux Priamides en son temps (The Choephores) 00:04:31
8.   Conclusion: Ainsi sur le palais de nos Rois (A Choephore) 00:00:49

Disc 2

Milhaud, Darius
Claudel, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Les eumenides, Op. 41
1.   Act I: Premierement la priere (Pythia) 00:02:40
2.   Act I: Une chose affreuse a dire (Pythia) 00:04:35
3.   Act I: Je ne te trahirai pas (Apollo) 00:02:28
4.   Act I: Seigneur Apollon (Orestes) 00:00:59
5.   Act I: Rappelle - toi (Orestes) 00:01:13
6.   Act I: Vous dormez la - dedans (Ghost of Clytemnestra, Chorus, Clytemnestra) 00:04:14
7.   Act I: Eveille, eveille - toi (Chorus, Apollo) 00:02:11
8.   Act I: Sortez de ces demeures (Apollo, Chorus) 00:03:09
9.   Act II: Dame Athena (Orestes) 00:02:10
10.   Act II: Ca va (Chorus) 00:01:00
11.   Act II: Le voici donc derechef qui a trouve recours (Chorus) 00:01:39
12.   Act II: Mes malheurs m'ont instruit (Orestes) 00:02:26
13.   Act II: Ni Apollon ni la Dame d'Athenes (Chorus) 00:01:20
14.   Act II: Formons, lions, un choeur (Hymn) 00:02:19
15.   Act II: Autour, tout autour de ce veau pour notre table (Hymn) 00:05:43
16.   Act II: De la - bas ou j'etais (Athena, Chorus) 00:04:02
17.   Act II: Dame Athena (Orestes) 00:02:02
18.   Act II: Si l'on estime que cette cause (Athena) 00:02:13
19.   Act II: Voici la loi nouvelle (Chorus, Sopranos, Contraltos) 00:01:46

Disc 3

Milhaud, Darius
Claudel, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Les eumenides, Op. 41
1.   Act III: Ouverture 00:06:39
2.   Act III: Crie, crieur, a gorge deployee (Athena) 00:01:27
3.   Act III: Seigneur Apollon (Chorus, Apollo) 00:01:31
4.   Act III: A vous autres la parole (Athena, Chorus, Orestes) 00:01:45
5.   Act III: Juges de la grande Cour d'Athenaia (Apollo, Chorus) 00:04:44
6.   Act III: Ordonnerai - je a ceux - ci (Athena, Chorus) 00:00:44
7.   Act III: Juges, vous nous avez entendus (Apollo) 00:00:27
8.   Act III: Ecoutez cependant mon ordonnance (Athena) 00:02:58
9.   Act III: Voici pour votre terre (Chorus, Apollo, Athena, Orestes) 00:04:34
10.   Act III: Cet homme est acquitte du crime de sang (Athena) 00:00:28
11.   Act III: O Pallas! O Salvatrice de ma maison! (Orestes) 00:01:41
12.   Act III: Io, jeunes dieux (Chorus) 00:01:56
13.   Act III: Ecoutez - moi, Furies (Athena) 00:01:26
14.   Act III: Io, jeunes dieux, quoi, les vieilles lois (Chorus) 00:01:43
15.   Act III: Nullement deshonorees! (Athena) 00:01:26
16.   Act III: Cela, moi, le supporter, pheu (Chorus) 00:00:41
17.   Act III: Je ne me lasserai point de plaider (Athena) 00:01:34
18.   Act III: Reine Athena (Athena, Chorus) 00:01:28
19.   Act III: Toutes celles qui accompagnent (Athena, Chorus) 00:08:00
20.   Act III: A cause du bien qui suit (Processional) 00:02:09

Total Playing Time: 02:21:25

Milhaud, Darius

Claudel, Paul

Kiesler, Kenneth

University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra

University of Michigan Orpheus Singers; University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble

Michigan University Musical Society Choral Union; University of Michigan Chamber Choir; University of Michigan University Choir

Delphis, Sophie; Di Giacomo, Julianna; Eder, Kristin; Kempson, Dan; Lane, Jennifer; Mumford, Tamara; Outlaw, Sidney; Phillips, Lori; Rae, Brenda

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660349-51

Barcode: 730099034975

Physical Release: 09/2014

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