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Banalites / Thomas Blondelle, Daniel Blumenthal

Blondelle / Blumenthal / Lieder
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 591   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis PoulencMaurice RavelErik SatieGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas BlondelleDaniel Blumenthal
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thomas Blondelle, who finished second in the prestigious Concours Reine Elisabeth 2011, was chosen by the competition’s partner BNP Paribas Fortis to record a song recital and give concerts on tour throughout Belgium and elsewhere. This young tenor has an exceptional vocal range. He is currently a soloist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, but he also appears at many international venues. Recent engagements include his debut as Froh in a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Bavarian State Opera (February 2012). With pianist Daniel Blumenthal—the ideal partner for any young singer—he presents a program of humorous French and German art songs. This unusual, witty recital has been put together very intelligently! Thomas Blondelle, who finished second in the prestigious Concours Reine Elisabeth 2011, was chosen by the competition’s partner BNP Paribas Fortis to record a song recital and give concerts on tour throughout Belgium and elsewhere. This young tenor has an exceptional vocal range. He is currently a soloist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, but he also appears at many international venues. Recent engagements include his debut as Froh in a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Bavarian State Opera (February 2012). With pianist Daniel Blumenthal—the ideal partner for any young singer—he presents a program of humorous French and German art songs. This unusual, witty recital has been put together very intelligently! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Banalités by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
2. Sur l'herbe by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
3. Mélodies (3) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; France 
4. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 11 "Miscellanée de musique vocale": no 2, La chanson du bébé by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Paris, France 
5. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
6. Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 12, Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
7. Songs (7), Op. 48: no 6, Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
8. Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 10, Lob des hohen Verstandes by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
9. Mörike Lieder: no 53, Abschied by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
10. Lieder (5), Op. 69: no 5, Schlechtes Wetter by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
11. Blöde Lieder (6): Zwei Knaben by Thomas Blondelle
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
12. Blöde Lieder (6): Die Ahnung by Thomas Blondelle
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
13. Blöde Lieder: Im Park by Thomas Blondelle
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
14. Lieder (2) on texts by Louis Verbeeck by Thomas Blondelle
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
15. Songs from When We Were Very Young: no 1m Politenesssongs by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
16. Songs from When We Were Very Young: no 2, Halfway by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
17. Folk Settings (5): The Lady Who Loved a Pig by Celius Dougherty
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
18. Red roses and red noses by Lord (Tyrwhitt) Berners
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
19. Old American Songs, Set 1: I bought me a cat by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
20. Me voglio fŕ ’na casa by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
21. Stornello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1869; Italy 
22. Quattro canzoni popolari: Ballo by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947/1973 
23. Stripsody by Cathy Berberian
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966 
24. Grafschrift by Gérard Parmentier
Performer:  Thomas Blondelle (Tenor), Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)

Sound Samples

Banalites, FP 107: I. Chanson d'Orkense
Banalites, FP 107: II. Hotel
Banalites, FP 107: III. Fagnes de Wallonie
Banalites, FP 107: IV. Voyage a Paris
Banalites, FP 107: V. Sanglots
Sur l'herbe
3 Melodies: No. 1. La statue de bronze
3 Melodies: No. 2. Dapheneo
3 Melodies: No. 3. Le chapelier
Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 11: Miscellanee de musique vocale (text by E. Pacini): Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 11: Miscellanee de musique vocale: No. 2. La chanson du bebe
12 Lieder fur das Clavier, Book 1, Hob.XXVIa:12: Die zu spate Ankunft der Mutter
5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84 (text by Traditional): 5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84: No. 4. Vergebliches Standchen
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (version for voice and piano): Des Knaben Wunderhorn: No. 10. Lob des hohen Verstandes (version for voice and piano)
Morike Lieder: No. 53. Abschied
5 Kleine Lieder, Op. 69, TrV 237 (text by H. Heine): 5 Kleine Lieder, Op. 69, TrV 237: No. 5. Schlechtes Wetter (Rough Weather)
6 Blode Lieder: Zwei Knaben
6 Blode Lieder: Die Ahnung
6 Blode Lieder: Im Park
2 liederen op tekst van Louis Verbeeck: No. 1. Zenobia
2 liederen op tekst van Louis Verbeeck: No. 2. Also sprach das Farken
When We Were Very Young: Politeness
When We Were Very Young: Halfway
5 Folk Settings: No. 3. The Lady Who Loved a Pig
Red Roses and Red Noses
Old American Songs I (traditional lyricist): Old American Songs I: No. 5. Bought Me a Cat
Les soirees musicales: No. 8. La danza, "Tarantella napoletana"
Amor marinaro
Stornello
4 Canzoni populari (text by traditional ): 4 Canzoni populari: No. 4. Ballo
Stripsody
Banalites: Grafschrift

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