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The Early Years - Leopold Simoneau, Pierrette Alarie


Release Date: 12/1994 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438953   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges BizetLéo DelibesCharles GounodWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Pierrette AlarieLéopold Simoneau
Conductor:  Pierre DervauxBernhard PaumgartnerAndré Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association OrchestraVienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[Alarie and Simoneau] were two of the foremost Canadian singers ever. From the 1940s - they were married in 1946 - until 1970, when they both retired, they had highly successful careers on both sides of the Atlantic, most of all in Mozart operas, for which they had perfectly suited voices. Pierrette Alarie had a light, agile, glittering, effortlessly produced soprano, ideal for the soubrette roles but she was also a good Konstanze... She had the same attractive timbre as Rita Streich, who was born just a year before Ms Alarie. As for Léopold Simoneau he was the most mellifluous and stylish Mozart tenor of the 1950s, and in saying this I take into the reckoning names such as Anton Dermota and Ernst Haefliger.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Language: French 
2.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Comme autrefois by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Paris, France 
Language: French 
3.
Lakmé: Dans la forêt près de nous...Ah! c'est l'amour by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano), Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
4.
Lakmé: Pourquoi dans les grands bois by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
5.
Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
6.
Lakmé: Sous le ciel tout étoilé by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
7.
Lakmé: Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
8.
Lakmé: D'où viens tu...C'est le dieu de la jeunesse by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor), Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
9.
Lakmé: O fantaisie aux divins mensonges by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 
10.
Mireille: O légère hirondelle "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; France 
Language: French 
11.
Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Language: French 
12.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
14.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Dalla sua pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
15.
Idomeneo, K 366: Fuor del mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
16.
Non più, tutto ascoltai...Non temer, amato bene, K 490 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
17.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
18.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Language: French 
19.
Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Language: French 
20.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21.
La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pierrette Alarie (Soprano), Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
22.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor), Pierrette Alarie (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux,  Bernhard Paumgartner,  André Jouve
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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