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Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne / Upshaw, Nagano


Release Date: 11/01/1994 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 96559   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dawn Upshaw's voice has that innocent wondering vulnerability all too little known amongst the knowing and blowsy ranks of the majority of operatic divas. Upshaw's approach is a shade more mature than Davrath (my first recommendation - on Vanguard - despite its saturated sound colours). She has an alto accentuation and a darker tincture than Davrath's demoiselle tone. This is well illustrated by a comparison of Upshaw and Davrath in L'Aïo dè rotso in which Upshaw’s warm lower register has the benefit of outstanding orchestral playing. Superb shepherd fifing from the Lyon woodwind principals - seething with eccentric character...

Upshaw can still show a pretty pair of heels for example in Chut Chut where the smile
Read more in her voice is unmistakable... Nagano's orchestra is presented in a more spread soundstage unlike the irresistibly unnatural close-up adopted by Vanguard for Davrath. The sound is clear and unassertive; prepossessing but without the high candle power of the Davrath Vanguard set...

I commend this set very strongly to those who would like both a splendid modern recording of the Canteloube songs... This is a good set, very well recorded and with the merit of Dawn Upshaw's voice a central attraction. Will be preferred by those who like a leisurely Delian approach to their Canteloube songs.

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 1, Pastourelle by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 2, Oï, ayaï by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 1, Obal, din lo coumbèlo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 6, Lou coucut by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 1, Jou l'pount d'o Mirabel by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 4, Chut, chut by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 5, Pastorale by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 1, Lo fiolairé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 4, La delaïssádo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
10.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 6, Tè, l'co tè by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 2, Passo pel prat (grande) by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 3, Lou boussu by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 7, Uno jionto postouro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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