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Faure: Pelleas Et Melisande, Elegie, Melodies / Sallaberger, Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra

Faure / Sallaberger
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 300   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel FauréRichard Wagner
Performer:  François SalqueKarine Deshayes
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Works by Gabriel Fauré and Richard Wagner aren't usually mentioned in the same breath, though an astute listener will easily understand why they are brought together for this late Romantic program. The lush and atmospheric harmonies and languorous melodies of Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande, the Élégie, and his songs sort well with the benign lyricism and yearning chromaticism of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, a serenade based on themes from the music drama, Siegfried. Indeed, this album demonstrates how pervasive Wagner's influence was, that even the classically calm and composed Fauré could not resist its expressive possibilities. The Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie is Read more conducted by Oswald Sallaberger, with cellist François Salque featured in the Élégie, and mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes is the soloist in the "Chanson de Mélisande" and the six mélodies. Taken as a whole, the music throughout is low-key and gentle, which listeners would expect from the Fauré selections, but Siegfried Idyll is also quite mellow and soothing, so anyone who wants a CD of relaxing music that is free of bombast will appreciate this serene disc.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
2.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  François Salque (Cello)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
3.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
4.
Soir, Op. 83 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
5.
Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise": no 1, Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
6.
Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
7.
Le parfum impérissable, Op. 76 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
8.
Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
9.
La chanson du pêcheur, Op. 4 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rouen Haute-Normandie Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1872; France 

Sound Samples

Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: I. Prelude
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: II. Fileuse
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: III. Sicilienne
Chanson de Melisande (arr. C. Koechlin for voice and orchestra)
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: IV. Mort de Melisande: Molto adagio
Soir, Op. 83, No. 2 (arr. L. Aubert for voice and orchestra)
Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39, No. 4 (version for voice and orchestra)
Clair de lune, Op. 46, No. 2 (version for voice and orchestra)
Le parfum imperissable, Op. 76, No. 1 (arr. H. Busser for voice and orchestra)
5 Melodies de Venise, Op. 58 (arr. F. Schmitt for voice and orchestra): 5 Melodies de Venise, Op. 58: No. 1. Mandoline (arr. F. Schmitt for voice and orchestra)
La chanson du pecheur, Op. 4, No. 1 (version for voice and orchestra)
Elegie, Op. 24 (version for cello and orchestra)
Siegfried Idyll, Op. 103: Siegfried Idyll

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