Severac: Songs

Francois Le Roux, Graham Johnson

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66983

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Release Date:  01 August 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169835

Genres:  Classical  Vocal  

  • Description

    Happily there seems to be a revival of interest in this attractive minor French master.
    A contemporary of Ravel and Debussy, the three of them were once regarded as the leading French composers of their day. But Séverac died comparatively young, away from Paris musical life, having chosen instead to live and work in his native Languedoc, which he loved and portrayed in his music. He also preferred to work in the smaller, more intimate musical forms—piano music, songs, a few chamber pieces (though he did write an opera which is by all accounts a very attractive work well worth revival; an air from it is included here).
    This CD assembles nearly all of Séverac's songs, and very varied and attractive they are. Some are settings of his own words (he was a skilled writer and painter as well as musician) and some of Languedocian folk songs. Other texts are by Verlaine, Maeterlinck and Edgar Allan Poe (in French).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Ritournelle
      • 2. Renouveau
      • 3. Le Chevrier
      • 4. Soleils couchants (Paysages tristes)
      • 5. Musette
      • 6. Les Hiboux
      • 7. Ne derangez pas le monde
      • 8. Le ciel est
      • 9. par-dessus le toit...
      • 10. Le roi a fait battre tambour
      • 11. Un Reve
      • 12. Les Cors
      • 13. Temps de neige
      • 14. Pour le jour des rois
      • 15. Chanson pour le petit cheval
      • 16. L'Infidele
      • 17. Philis
      • 18. Chanson de la nuit durable
      • 19. Le cotillon couleur de rose
      • 20. Chanson de Blaisine
      • 21. L'eveil de Paques
      • 22. Ba be bi bo bu!
      • 23. Chanson de Jacques
      • 24. Offrande
      • 25. Ma poupee cherie
      • 26. Chant de Noel
      • 27. Aubade
      • . A l'aube dans la montagne