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Chansons Perpetuelles / Lemieux, Vignoles

Faure / Rachmaninov / Koechlin / Lemieux
Release Date: 01/13/2015 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5355   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Guillaume LekeuHugo WolfGabriel FauréSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Marie-Nicole LemieuxRoger Vignoles
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marie-Nicole Lemieux’s sixth recital recording on Naïve is a series of breathtaking melodies from the last decade of the nineteenth century, which she has described as “a pivotal era that was incredibly rich and varied...I believe this program provides an accurate portrait of it.”

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REVIEW:

Lemieux colours each subtly different mood and tone so precisely, so winningly, that there seems endless variety. Vignoles is characteristically responsive, and recorded sound is excellent.

– Classical Music
Marie-Nicole Lemieux’s sixth recital recording on Naïve is a series of breathtaking melodies from the last decade of the nineteenth century, which she has described as “a pivotal era that was incredibly rich and varied...I believe this program provides an accurate portrait of it.”

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REVIEW:

Lemieux colours each subtly different mood and tone so precisely, so winningly, that there seems endless variety. Vignoles is characteristically responsive, and recorded sound is excellent.

– Classical Music Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 29, Wohl kenn ich Euren Stand by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 20, Mein Liebster singt am Haus by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 10, Du denkst mit einem Fädchen by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 1, Auch kleine Dinge by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise" by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
6.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 6, How long my friend by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
7.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 5, Oh thou, my field by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
8.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 4, Sing not to me, beautiful maiden by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
9.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 3, In the silence of the night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
10.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 2, Morning by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
11.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 1, Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
12.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 2, The isle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
13.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 107 by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Belgium 
14.
Rondels (7), Op. 8: no 4, La lune by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
15.
Rondels (7), Op. 8: no 2, L'hiver by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
16.
Rondels (7), Op. 8: no 5, La pęche by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
17.
Mélodies (5), Op. 5: no 5, Si tu le veux by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
18.
Menuet, Op. 5 by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano)
19.
Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Very good performance of short works from these c February 24, 2015 By Warren Harris See All My Reviews "The tone of this CD and the works chosen for it are evident from the opening phrases of the first piece – somewhat somber and melancholy, but simultaneously warm and rich. And thus begins the latest offering from Marie-Nicole Lemieux with three poems in sound from Guilaume Lekeu. Next comes four works from Hugo Wolf, and the first of the two has a wonderful warm longing feel to it, suiting Ms. Lemieux’s voice very well indeed. “Mein Liebster singt” (track 6) is also in this same vein. The mood becomes uplifting while retaining that same warm feeling in the first of the five works of Gabriel Faure to be featured, and I must admit that these pieces were the highlight of the CD for me. Following this are four works from Rachmaninoff, five tender pieces (the first a love-story work) from Koechlin (the fourth, “Winter” painting an amazing atmospheric world in sound), and finishing with Chausson’s heart wrenching Perpetuelle. Roger Vignoles does a fine job accompanying Ms. Lemieux on the piano, and Quatuor Psophos (2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello) also performs well on tracks 3 and 32. But the star of the CD is Ms. Lemieux’s warm and honey-like contralto, her sound and these works fitting together very well indeed. The liner notes are also top notch, featuring an interview with Ms. Lemieux as well as language transcriptions of each of the pieces. The recording itself is clear, balanced, and captures the full dynamic of the performances. This is a very well done offering from the “naïve” label, and if this type of repertoire appeals to you, then I would definitely recommend this recording." Report Abuse
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