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Canteloube: Chants D'auvergne / Tortelier, Auger

Release Date: 10/11/1994 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 61120   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Thea KingArleen AugérNeil Black
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[A] fitting tribute to Arleen Augér, a singer whose beautiful soprano voice has merited the critical acclaim that it has received over many years. Her musicianship, imaginative phrasing, and intelligent use of vocal colors have been matched by her warm and rounded tonal quality... [A] smooth and elegant account [of Chants d'Auvergne]...

-- David Denton, FANFARE [11/2000, reviewing Virgin 61742]


The lullaby (Brezairola) suits [Augér] admirably, and some of the others, such as Uno jionto postouro, are languishingly beautiful. In Bailéro she varies the volume well from verse to verse, and in a gently playful song such as Lou coucut there is
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-- Gramophone [8/1988]
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Works on This Recording

Chants d'Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Thea King (Clarinet), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Neil Black (Oboe)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 49 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 auger June 14, 2012 By john m. (mansfield, PA) See All My Reviews "I first heard Arlene Auger in her recordings of Bach Cantatas. I was entranced. she had a great voice, and excellent musicianship. So I bought my second recording of the Songs of the Auvergne when I discovered she had recorded them. I was not disappointed. Same lovely voice, same musicianship. I just wish she had recorded ALL of the songs." Report Abuse
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