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Masterpieces - Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne / Devrath


Release Date: 08/12/2003 
Label:  Vanguard   Catalog #: 1189   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath
Conductor:  Pierre De la RocheGershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Netanya Davrath's Songs of the Auvergne has stood as the reference recording in this music since the mid-1960s when it was first issued, and while challenged by the likes of Victoria de los Angeles, Frederica von Stade, and Kiri Te Kanawa, it remains without peer. Davrath was one of those unclassifiable singers (Nati Mistral was another) whose voice belonged in the sort of stylized folk music so beloved of composers working in the Romantic Nationalist style. Her boyish timbre--plaintive and penetrating but never harsh--was further tempered by extraordinary care with diction and unusually accurate pitch sensitivity--truly a case of "the art that conceals art".

And so hearing her wrap her tongue around the quicker
Read more songs such as "L'aio de rotso" is a joy whether or not you understand the words (now removed to Vanguard's website: www.vanguardclassics.com) or even care about them at all, while the affecting simplicity of her "Bailero" never--as it does with Te Kanawa--comes to sound like a Prima Donna tripping languidly on acid.

This set also has an enticing coupling in the form of the New Songs of the Auvergne, orchestrations of additional Canteloube voice-and-piano settings that never made it into the official sequence. The pick-up orchestra under Pierre de la Roche shares the same virtues as Davrath: its tone is earthy and honest in a way that singularly suits the material, and the fine recorded sound has hardly dated. One problem: the track listing on the back of the jewel case is barely legible against the dark background. But the bottom line here is simple: this is the best available, and it's less expensive than ever.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 1, La pastoura als camps by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
3. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3, Bourrées (3) by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 1, Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 2, L'Antouèno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 3, La pastrouletta by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
7. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 4, La delaïssádo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
8. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 2 - no 5, Bourrées (2) by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 1, Lo fiolairé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: French 
10. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 2, Passo pel prat (grande) by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
11. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 3, Lou boussu by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
12. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: French 
13. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
14. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 1, Jou l'pount d'o Mirabel by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
15. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 2, Oï, ayaï by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: French 
16. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 3, Pour l'enfant by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
17. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 4, Chut, chut by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: French 
18. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 5, Pastorale by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
19. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 6, Lou coucut by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
20. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 1, Obal, din lo coumbèlo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
21. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 5 - no 2, Quand z'eyro petitoune by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
22. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 3, Là-haut, sur le rocher by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
23. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 4, Hé! beyla-z-y dau fé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
24. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 5 - no 5, Postouro, se tu m'aymo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
25. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 6, Tè, l'co tè by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
26. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 7, Uno jionto postouro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: French 
27. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 5 - no 8, Lou diziou bé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1963 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
28. Chants paysans- Auvergne et Quercy: La Mère Antoine by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
29. Chants paysans- Quercy: Oh! Madelon, Je dois partir by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
30. Chants paysans- Bearn: Rossignolet qui chants by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
31. Chants du Languedoc: La fille d'un paysan by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
32. Chants des Pays Basques: Comment donc savoir by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
33. Chants du Languedoc: Mon père m'a plasée by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
34. Chants paysans- Quercy: Lorsque le meunier by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
35. Chants du Languedoc: O up! by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
36. Chants des Pays Basques: Le premier de tous les oiseaux by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
37. Chants du Languedoc: Moi j'ai un homme by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
38. Chants des Pays Basques: J'ai un douce amie by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
39. Chants des Pays Basques: Dans le tombeau by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
40. Chants des Pays Basques: Allons, beau rossignol by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
41. Chants du Languedoc: Quand Marion va au moulin by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
42. Chants paysans- Quercy: Reveillez-vous, belle endormie by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gershon Kingsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1966 
Venue:  Baumgartner Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gershon Kingsley. 
43. Chants d'Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Netania Davrath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 

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