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La Voix Humaine / Julia Migenes

Migenes,Julia
Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4437  
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julia Migenes
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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La Voix Humaine is a concerto for soprano and orchestra, centering on the break-up of a relationship by telephone. It represents one side of a conversation between a young woman (sung by American soprano Julia Migenes) and her lover, who has jilted her. In a 1930s Parisian apartment, a woman is seen making for the door. As she passes the telephone, it rings. From now on she sings, sitting, standing, on her knees, pacing up and down the room, pulling at the telephone cord, going through every emotion until ultimately, in despair, she takes her own life.

Region: 1
Running Time: 60 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French

La Voix Humaine is a concerto for soprano and orchestra, centering on the break-up of a relationship by telephone. It represents one side of a conversation between a young woman (sung by American soprano Julia Migenes) and her lover, who has jilted her. In a 1930s Parisian apartment, a woman is seen making for the door. As she passes the telephone, it rings. From now on she sings, sitting, standing, on her knees, pacing up and down the room, pulling at the telephone cord, going through every emotion until ultimately, in despair, she takes her own life.

Region: 1
Running Time: 60 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French

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Works on This Recording

1. La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julia Migenes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 

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