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

Vierne, Louis
Hugo, Victor, lyricist(s)

  Psyche, Op. 33 (version for baritone and piano)
16.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player La ballade du desespere, Op. 61 (version for baritone and piano) 00:14:41

Total Playing Time: 01:01:46






Composer(s):
Vierne, Louis

Lyricist(s):
Hugo, Victor; Murger, Henry; Richepin, Jean

Artist(s):
Bundy, Michael; Filsell, Jeremy

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572346

Barcode: 747313234677

Release Date: 09/2010

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