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Apres Un Reve / Sandrine Piau, Susan Manoff

Piau / Manoff
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5250  
Composer:  Richard StraussGabriel FauréFelix MendelssohnErnest Chausson,   ... 
Performer:  Sandrine PiauSusan Manoff
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following her 2007 album "Evocation" (Naive 5063) this new recital by Sandrine Piau explores additional evocative songs now arranged so as to be experienced as a fairy tale. Accompanied by pianist Susan Manoff, the program features some of the most famous composers and works in this repertoire, including songs by Strauss, Chausson, Faure?, Poulenc, Britten and Mendelssohn as well as the first recording of a cycle by the contemporary composer Vincent Bouchot.

Of this fanciful album, Sandrine Piau writes:

"How to preserve that element of childhood which makes us unique? Is renouncing it a necessary mourning process? What is a dream? Who has never tried to prolong its enchantments into morning? When
Read more the monsters of the night cross the threshold of day, is life no more than a nightmare? What do we dare to live when the illusion of our immortality vanishes?

Gott loben wollen wir vereint bis dass der lichte Morgen scheint.*

In the beginning is the night, the cradle of our childhood terrors, peopled with creatures as fearsome as they are fascinating. Comical witches, mischievous gnomes and strange fancies flit past one another, as in some absurd ballet, in that magical region where everything is possible. When the images of childhood fade away to be transformed into fantasy, when our waking dreams struggle against an all too banal reality or when madness ploughs its furrow in an ultimate gesture of escape, we teeter like acrobats on the wire of life between the urge to fly and the tragedy of falling." - Sandrine Piau

* ‘Let us praise God together until the light of morning shines.’ Eichendorff, Nachtlied
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 3, Die Nacht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
2.
Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 3, Das Geheimnis by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
3.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
4.
Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
5.
Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
6.
Les berceaux, Op. 23 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
7.
Songs (6), Op. 71: no 6, Nachtlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
8.
Songs (6), Op. 19a: no 4, Neue Liebe by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; Germany 
9.
Schlafloser Augen Leuchte by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
10.
Songs (12), Op. 8: no 8, Andres Maienlied "Hexenlied" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1828; Germany 
11.
Mélodies (4), Op. 8: no 2, Amour d'antan by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
12.
Mélodies (2), Op. 36: no 2, Dans la forêt du charme et de l'enchantement by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
13.
Lieder (3), Op. 27: no 1, Les heures by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
14.
Galgenlieder by Vincent Bouchot
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: France 
15.
Montparnasse by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1945; France 
16.
Hyde Park by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
17.
Poèmes (2) d'Aragon by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
18.
Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 1, Salley Gardens by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
19.
Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 2, There's none to soothe by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
20.
Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements: no 6, I Wonder as I Wander by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Susan Manoff (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: United Kingdom 

Sound Samples

8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141: No. 3. Die Nacht (The Night)
6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 3. Das Geheimnis
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4. Morgen
3 Songs, Op. 7 (text by R. Bussine): 3 Songs, Op. 7: No. 1. Apres un reve
Clair de lune, Op. 46, No. 2
Les berceaux, Op. 23, No. 1
6 Lieder, Op. 71 (text by J. von Eichendorff): 6 Lieder, Op. 71: No. 6. Nachtlied
6 Gesange, Op. 19a (text by H. Heine): 6 Gesange, Op. 19a: No. 4. Neue Liebe
2 Romances: No. 2. Sun of the Sleepless (Schlafloser Augen Leuchte)
12 Gesange, Op. 8 (text by L.H.C. Holty): 12 Gesange, Op. 8: No. 8. Hexenlied
4 melodies, Op. 8: No. 2. Amour d'antan
2 Melodies, Op. 36: No. 2. Dans la foret du charme et de l'enchantement
3 Lieder, Op. 27: No. 1. Les heures
Galgenlieder: I. Mondendinge
Galgenlieder: II. Der Hecht
Galgenlieder: III. Die Mitternachtsmaus
Galgenlieder: IV. Das Wasser
Galgenlieder: V. Galgenkindes Wiegenlied
Montparnasse, FP 127
Hyde Park, FP 128
2 Poemes de Louis Aragon, FP 122 *: No. 1. C
2 Poemes de Louis Aragon, FP 122 *: No. 2. Fetes galantes
Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles": No. 1. The Salley Gardens
Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles": No. 2. There's none to soothe
Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements: No. 6. I wonder as I wander

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