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Les Blasphemes: Melodies Fin-de-siecle / Laulan, Pikulski


Release Date: 05/26/2017 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 741  
Composer:  Cécile Louise ChaminadeMaurice RavelGabriel Edouard DupontPoldowski,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah LaulanMaciej PikulskiOmer Bouchez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hermès Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gathered around Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre, you'll discover an unknown aspect of the French melodie of the Fin-de-siecle. Based on sometimes very intimate text by Rimbaud, Baudelaire or Verhaeren, among others, these crepuscular works externalized, one century ago already, the existential malaise of the mankind facing the progress. The rare contralto tone of Sarah Laulan, laureate at prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition and at the Geneva International Competition, and associated artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, serve the ambiguity of these melodies, that deploy by turns onirism, darkness, but also humor, provocation and cynicism. Gathered around Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre, you'll discover an unknown aspect of the French melodie of the Fin-de-siecle. Based on sometimes very intimate text by Rimbaud, Baudelaire or Verhaeren, among others, these crepuscular works externalized, one century ago already, the existential malaise of the mankind facing the progress. The rare contralto tone of Sarah Laulan, laureate at prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition and at the Geneva International Competition, and associated artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, serve the ambiguity of these melodies, that deploy by turns onirism, darkness, but also humor, provocation and cynicism. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les deux ménétriers, W277 by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Danse paienne, Op. 158 by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Un grand sommeil noir by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
4.
Les effarés by Gabriel Edouard Dupont
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
5.
Nocturne des cantilènes by Poldowski
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
6.
Testament by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
7.
Violons dans le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano), Omer Bouchez (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
9.
Mélodies (2): No. 1, Pieusement by Gabriel Edouard Dupont
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
10.
Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
11.
Le galop by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Maciej Pikulski (Piano), Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Omer Bouchez (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hermès Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1869; France 
12.
Melodies (3), Op. 4: No. 1, Le désert by George Enescu
Performer:  Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Maciej Pikulski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
13.
Mélodies persanes (6), Op. 26: no 6, Tournoiement by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maciej Pikulski (Piano), Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Omer Bouchez (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hermès Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
14.
Tango stupéfiant by Fayçal Cheboub
Performer:  Maciej Pikulski (Piano), Sarah Laulan (Contralto), Omer Bouchez (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hermès Quartet

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