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Chimere / Piau, Manoff


Release Date: 04/13/2018 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 397  
Composer:  Carl LoeweRobert SchumannClaude DebussyHugo Wolf,   ... 
Performer:  Sandrine PiauSusan Manoff
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With Chimère, Sandrine Piau invites us on a voyage into the intimate and infinite territory of dreams. ‘Chimera: an illusory, unsatisfied quest, the graveyard of our illusions...’ She and her long standing partner, the pianist Susan Manoff, have thought up a programme combining the German lied (Hugo Wolf, one of Schumann’s Mignon songs, a scene from Goethe’s Faust by Carl Loewe), Mélodies by Debussy and Poulenc (his Banalités), and Art Songs by Barber along with discoveries of more rarely heard composers like Ivor Gurney and the Dickinson Songs of André Previn – the celebrated American conductor is less well-known for his compositions, which include this magnificent cycle written for Renée Fleming. Equally Read more at home in French, German and English, Sandrine Piau is at the peak of her artistry. Fantoches, Clair de Lune, Solitary Hotel, Will there really be a morning?: set out for the world of dreams following this unique poetic itinerary. ‘The land of chimeras is the only one in this world worth living in’ (Jean-Jacques Rousseau). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Szene aus Faust ("Ach neige, du Schmerzensreiche"), song for voice & piano (No. 1 from Gesammelte Li by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836 
2.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 7, Die Lotosblume by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 2, Dein Angesicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
4.
Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 1, Kennst du das Land by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Fêtes galantes, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
6.
Eichendorff Lieder: no 3, Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Mörike Lieder: no 7, Das verlassene Mägdlein by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Mörike Lieder: no 45, Nixe Binsefuss by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Mörike Lieder: no 38, Lied vom Winde by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Heart, we will forget him by Robert Baksa
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
11.
Elizabethan Songs (5) for voice & piano: No. 4, Sleep by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 
12.
Banalités by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
13.
Despite and Still, Op. 41: no 4, Solitary Hotel by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
14.
Métamorphoses (3): no 2, C'est ainsi que tu es by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
15.
Dickinson Songs (3) by André Previn
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 

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