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Boulanger: Psalms, D'un soir triste, D'un matin de printemps / Stringer


Release Date: 04/01/1999 
Label:  Timpani   Catalog #: 1148   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Martial DefontaineSonia de BeaufortVincent le Texier
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic ChorusLuxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although she died at the age of 24, Lili Boulanger was already a composer of visionary genius. These choral works are among the most haunting in all French music.

Although she died tragically early at the age of 24, Lili Boulanger was already a composer of visionary genius in her teens. I have little hesitation in proclaiming the five choral works on this disc to be amongst the most haunting in all French music, and this opinion is confirmed by performances of tremendous passion and commitment. Urgently recommended.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
Although she died at the age of 24, Lili Boulanger was already a composer of visionary genius. These choral works are among the most haunting in all French music.

Although she died tragically early at the age of 24, Lili Boulanger was already a composer of visionary genius in her teens. I have little hesitation in proclaiming the five choral works on this disc to be amongst the most haunting in all French music, and this opinion is confirmed by performances of tremendous passion and commitment. Urgently recommended.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Psalm 24 "La terre appartient à l'Éternel" by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Martial Defontaine (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic Chorus,  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Psalm 129 "Ils m'ont assez opprimé dès ma jeunesse" by Lili Boulanger
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic Chorus,  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
3. Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abîme" by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Sonia de Beaufort (Mezzo Soprano), Martial Defontaine (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic Chorus,  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 25 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Pour les funérailles d'un soldat by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Vincent le Texier (Baritone)
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic Chorus,  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. Vieille prière bouddhique by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Martial Defontaine (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Symphonic Chorus,  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. D'un soir triste by Lili Boulanger
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7. D'un matin de printemps by Lili Boulanger
Conductor:  Mark Stringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Conservatory, Luxembourg 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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