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Entartete Musik - Kosma: Les Feuilles Mortes /Le Roux, Et Al


Release Date: 08/08/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460050   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey CohenFrançois Le RouxLevine AndradeMatthew Hunt,   ... 
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble membersAebersold and Neiweem Piano DuoAachen Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you're at all familiar with Joseph Kosma's work, you probably know this disc's title track (a.k.a. "Autumn Leaves") and perhaps one or two of his film scores (which include such treasures as Renoir's La Grande Illusion and Prévert's Les Enfants du paradis). The Jewish, Hungarian-born composer who fled to Paris in 1933 explored numerous genres--writing ballets, operas, cantatas, and assorted instrumental pieces as well as songs and film scores--but Decca has chosen to focus on his songs for this installment in its ongoing "Entartete Musik" effort (which, as the label says gingerly, explores music by composers either "suppressed or displaced during the political
Read more troubles of the 1930s and '40s").


Baritone François Le Roux (who previously has recorded music of Poulenc and Chausson for Decca) presents a collection of some of Kosma's most musically sophisticated songs. The singer's mix of world-weariness and vocal smoothness suits the by turns sardonic, yearning, and overtly political lyrics. The fine accompanying musicians capture the electric charge of music that swirls between the currents of France, Germany, Hungary, and Eastern Europe. The sound mimics the closeness of a live cabaret performance, but the instruments never overwhelm the singer.
--Anastasia Tsioulcas, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Danse des automates by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aebersold and Neiweem Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Chants du ghetto by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
François Le Roux (Baritone), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Karen Street (Accordion),
Levine Andrade (Violin)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
L'hymne à la resistance by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Karen Street (Accordion), Gustav Clarkson (Viola)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
4.
Les feuilles mortes by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
François Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
5.
Jesus la caille by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  François Le Roux (Baritone), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen
This selection shares track and timing with "Comme il ferait bon vivre ici," "Au son de l'accordéon," and "Bonjour Paris." 
6.
Si tu t'imagines by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Levine Andrade (Violin), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
François Le Roux (Baritone), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Karen Street (Accordion),
Julia Desbruslais (Cello)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
7.
Barbara by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Julia Desbruslais (Cello)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
8.
Friedhofstor by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Herbert Anrath (Violin)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Le jour et la nuit by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
10.
Les enfants qui s'aiment by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Les Soutiers by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Karen Street (Accordion)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Rue de Seine by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Julia Desbruslais (Cello)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
13.
Lueur dans la nuit by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet),
François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Julia Desbruslais (Cello)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
14.
Faut pas m'en vouloir by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Levine Andrade (Violin), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
15.
Sans coup terir by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
16.
Je ne veux que tes veux by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Gustav Clarkson (Viola), François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aebersold and Neiweem Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
17.
Le merveilieux poeme by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  François Le Roux (Baritone), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Karen Street (Accordion), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aebersold and Neiweem Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
18.
Das Lied vom Meer am Morgen by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Levine Andrade (Violin)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Das Lied vom Meer am Mittag by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Schiffe in der Nacht by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Karen Street (Accordion), François Le Roux (Baritone), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Matthew Hunt (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Rue de Blancs-Manteaux by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Levine Andrade (Violin), Gustav Clarkson (Viola),
Karen Street (Accordion)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen 
22.
Comme il ferait bon vivre ici by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), François Le Roux (Baritone), Levine Andrade (Violin),
Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Karen Street (Accordion), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen
This selection shares track and timing with "Jésus la Caille," "Au son de l'accordéon," and "Bonjour Paris." 
23.
Au son de l'accordéon by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Karen Street (Accordion), Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Levine Andrade (Violin),
François Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen
This selection shares track and timing with "Jésus la Caille," "Comme il
ferait bon vivre ici," and "Bonjour Paris." 
24.
Bonjour, Paris by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Karen Street (Accordion), Julia Desbruslais (Cello),
Gustav Clarkson (Viola), Levine Andrade (Violin), Jeffrey Cohen (Piano),
François Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Denis Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matrix Ensemble members,  Aachen Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Jeff Cohen
This selection shares track and timing with "Jésus la Caille," "Comme il
ferait bon vivre ici," and "Au son de l'accordéon." 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Discovering Joseph Kosma's music July 19, 2012 By Nadine M. (Windsor, Ontario) See All My Reviews "This beautiful CD starts with the song everybody knows, as "Les Feuilles Mortes" has been sung in every language, arranged, jazzed up,by the best singers and musicians in the world. In this version, you hear it sung by the best french art songs baryton François Le Roux. The arrangements with clarinet and cello besides the piano are exquisite. I realized that outside of a few songs I did not really know Kosma's music. On this recording you can also hear some instrumental pieces. " Report Abuse
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