My Cart

Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)

Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)
$9.99

Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)

In stock warehouse: Ships within 5-7 days
Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)
Details

Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)

A new, well-filled single CD compilation of Decca and Philips song recordings made by a leading French lyric soprano of the 1950s.

This recital showcases the vivacious, versatile French lyric soprano Janine Micheau(1914-1976). Three great 20th-century masters of orchestration are featured –Britten (Les Illuminations), Ravel (Shéhérazade) and Debussy (La Damoiselleélue) –along with the ever-delightful Chabrier(Ode à la musiqueand excerpts from Le Roi malgrélui).

At the age of just 21, Micheauhad been chosen by Ernest Ansermetto sing the role of Melisandefor his performances of Debussy's opera in Amsterdam; she then became known the world over for her vivacious portrayal of Micaëla, as a carefree foil to many notable Carmens, and immortalised on disc by Sir Thomas Beecham's recording of 1959 with Victoria de losAngeles in the title role: 'I send up a loud Olé,' exclaimed the original Gramophonecritic.

Listening to Micheau'srecording of 1951, partnered with masterful sensitivity to texture and timbre by the Orchestredes Concerts Lamoureux and Paul Sacher, it seems all the more remarkable that more French sopranos have not taken Britten's early settings of Rimbaud into their repertoire; for many years Micheau'swas the only native recording. She brings an unusually light voice to Ravel's sensually hedonistic setting of poems by Tristan Klingsor, but also an acute tonal and dynamic variety. Heady vocal languor is again the key-note of Debussy's cantata –or as he identified it, 'a little oratorio, in a mystic, slightly pagan vein'.

At the June 1952 Paris sessions for the Debussy, accompanied by the Orchestrede la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire and Jean Fournet, Micheaualso recorded three items by Emmanuel Chabrier, his delicious Ode à la musique–similarly featuring a women's chorus –and two more playful numbers from the second act of his 1886 opera Le Roi malgrélui, a gypsy song and a sextet of servants.

Tracklistings:

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

1–10 Les Illuminations, Op. 18

MAURICE RAVEL

11–13Shéhérazade

Orchestredes Concerts

Lamoureux

Paul Sacher

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

14La Damoiselleélue

Janine Collard, mezzo-soprano

EMMANUEL CHABRIER

15 Ode à la musique

Le Roi malgrélui

16 Sextuordes serves

17 Chanson tzigane

Jean Mollien, tenor

Chorale ÉlisabethBrasseur

Orchestrede la Société des

Concerts du Conservatoire

Jean Fournet

Janine Micheau,soprano

More Information
More Information
Release Date 11 May 2018
Brand N/A
Artist Janine Micheau
Title The Art Of Janine Micheau
Format CD ALBUM
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
Reviews
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Janine Micheau - The Art Of Janine Micheau (CD ALBUM)