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Poèmes De L'amour - Debussy, Chausson, Ravel / Graham, Et Al


Release Date: 03/29/2005 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 61938   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ernest ChaussonMaurice RavelClaude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Graham
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This is a gorgeous disc of two favourites and a clutch of delicious novelties. Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer is one of those overwhelmingly Romantic outpourings that is seldom heard in the concert hall and not frequently enough on record. But with a version of such sumptuous colour (from both singer and orchestra, each in the highy capable hands of Yan Pascal Tortelier), Chausson’s work receives the performance that some of us have only dreamed of. Graham’s version of Ravel’s Shéhérazade, drenched in the sounds and perfumes of the exotic East, is similarly rewarding. But the four Debussy Baudelaire settings orchestrated by John Adams are the cherry on this particularly delicious treat: Adams enters fully into this Read more intoxicated world and, with characteristic flair, paints an orchestral picture with a rich palette (clearly a nod or two in Wagner’s direction)." - GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1890; France 
Length: 27 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2004 - 12/20/2004) 
2.
Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Language: French 
Notes: BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2004 - 12/20/2004) 
3.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 1, Le balcon by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: John Adams.
BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2005 - 12/20/2005) 
4.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 2, Harmonie du soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: John Adams.
BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2005 - 12/20/2005) 
5.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 3, Le jet d'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: John Adams.
BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2005 - 12/20/2005) 
6.
Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire: no 4, Recueillement by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: John Adams.
BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/15/2004); BBC Maida Vale Studio no 1, London (12/19/2005 - 12/20/2005) 

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