WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Paradis sur terre: A French Songbook / Spence, Martineau


Release Date: 04/29/2016 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10893  
Composer:  André CapletLili BoulangerClaude DebussyCécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky SpenceMalcolm Martineau
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $18.99
CD:  $13.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tenor Nicky Spence joins pianist Malcolm Martineau for this album of French songs from the early twentieth century. The works on this album were rarely performed at the time of their compositions, as song recitals had not gained popularity. Most of these works were performed in private salons and in chamber settings. Composers featured on this album include Andre Caplet, Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Cecile Chaminade. Both performers on this album are award-winning artists. Nicky Spence is the 2015 Opera Awards Young Singer of the Year, and Malcolm Martineau was just honored with an OBE.

Review:

Caplet's Apostles’ Creed, like everything else here, is beautifully played by Martineau. Spence’s
Read more tenor may lack the ideal silkiness, but he is an engaging singer with a vibrant sound, capable of soaring above the detailed, shimmering accompaniments of Lili Boulanger’s 13 Clairières dans le Ciel.

– Guardian (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les pričres by André Caplet
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
2.
Clairičres dans le ciel by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Italy 
3.
Mélodies (3) de Verlaine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
4.
Ronde d'amour "Ah! si l'amour prenait racine" by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
5.
Mignonne by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Villanelle by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Mots d'amour by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
Si j'étais jardinier by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; France 
9.
L'éte by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

Featured Sound Samples

Les prieres: No. 2, Salutation angelique
3 Melodies de Verlaine, L. 81: No. 1, La mer est plus belle que les cathedrales
L'ete

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title