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Schmitt: Choral Works / Patenaude, La Jeune Opera Du Quebec


Release Date: 01/06/2009 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 1023   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Florent Schmitt
Performer:  Mariane Patenaude
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Jeune Opéra du QuébecLes Chantres Musiciens
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Blâmont, France in 1870, Florent Schmitt died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1958 and was a composer for more than seventy years. Neither a Wagnerian nor a Debussyan, Schmitt kept himself aloof from any system although he did not deny certain affinities, namely with Bach. The four sets of songs presented here, which are mature accomplishments composed between 1932 and 1946, reflect the composer's swift and caustic mind extremely well. Schmitt employs in them powerful musical techniques, with precision and humour. These delicately etched miniatures evoke either a story, a fable or a flirtatious song with a definite French flavour. Born in Blâmont, France in 1870, Florent Schmitt died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1958 and was a composer for more than seventy years. Neither a Wagnerian nor a Debussyan, Schmitt kept himself aloof from any system although he did not deny certain affinities, namely with Bach. The four sets of songs presented here, which are mature accomplishments composed between 1932 and 1946, reflect the composer's swift and caustic mind extremely well. Schmitt employs in them powerful musical techniques, with precision and humour. These delicately etched miniatures evoke either a story, a fable or a flirtatious song with a definite French flavour. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. En bonnes voix, Op. 91 by Florent Schmitt
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Jeune Opéra du Québec,  Les Chantres Musiciens
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
2. A contre voix, Op. 104 by Florent Schmitt
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Jeune Opéra du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
3. Choruses (6), Op. 81 by Florent Schmitt
Performer:  Mariane Patenaude (Piano)
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Jeune Opéra du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; France 
4. Trios (3), Op. 99 by Florent Schmitt
Performer:  Mariane Patenaude (Piano)
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Jeune Opéra du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1942; France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1941 - 1942). 
5. A contre voix, Op. 104 by Florent Schmitt
Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Chantres Musiciens,  Le Jeune Opéra du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 

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