Joseph Canteloube


Born: October 21, 1879; Annonay, France   Died: November 4, 1957; Gridny, Seine-et-Oise, France  
Most notable as an arranger of French folk songs, Canteloube is unfortunately overlooked as a composer of original music. He is primarily remembered for the Chants d'Auvergne (1930-1932), four sets of folk songs for voice and piano or orchestra, widely enjoyed for their color, naturalistic beauty, and charm.

When Canteloube began his studies with d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum in Paris in 1901, he soon showed a preference and talent for
Read more composing nature music, especially music that described the landscape of his native region, the Auvergne. He decided to seek inspiration and stimulus in folk song (as had d'Indy before him). Thus began his lifelong task of traveling throughout France to collect and arrange folk songs. Well into the 1940s, Canteloube busied himself with collecting songs and arranging them for choral, quartet, or solo voices with pianoforte or orchestra. Meanwhile he continued to produce original compositions, but as an arranger of folk music he was generally more successful. His other regional song arrangements include songs from Catalonia, Alsace, Angoumais, Languedoc, Touraine, and the Basque region. He served as editor of the Anthologie des chants populaires français (1939-1944).

Outside of his prolific work in folk song, Canteloube's most ambitious projects were two operas which were both produced by the Paris Opéra. The first, Le mas (1910-1913) won him the lucrative Prix Heugel in 1925. Apparently the production was not received well, for the work was never revived. This did not discourage Canteloube, for he began work the following year on Vercingétorix (1930-1932), a nationalist opera celebrating the birth of French national unity. Composed to a libretto by E. Clémental and J. Louwyck, it was produced by the Opéra on June 22, 1933, to little acclaim. Like his first opera, Vercingétorix is said to have lacked a theatrical sense. Vercingétorix was the first opera ever to use the ondes martenot (an electronic keyboard instrument developed in the 1920s by French musician Maurice Martenot) in the orchestra. Both operas show Canteloube's patriotism. One of Canteloube's last notable efforts was, interestingly, not a musical piece, but a biography of d'Indy (1951). He was active as a composer into the 1950s Read less
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    Anna Moffo: The Complete RCA Recital Albums
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 503223 Release Date: 01/15/2016   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Moffo,  Robert Kerns,  Giuseppe Di Stefano,  Alberta Alberti  ... 
    Conductor:  Tullio Serafin,  Leopold Stokowski,  René Leibowitz,  Fernando Previtali  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  American Symphony Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Populaires /  Amel Brahim-djelloul, Nicholas Jouve
    Label: Eloquentia   Catalog: 1548 Release Date: 05/05/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reynaldo Hahn,  Ottorino Respighi,  Henri Collet,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Amel Brahim-Djelloul,  Nicholas Jouve
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    Green -  Melodies Francaise Sur Des Poemes De Verlaine / Jaroussky
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 2564616693 Release Date: 02/24/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Léo Ferré,  Gabriel Fauré,  Déodat de Sévérac,  Josef Zygmunt Szulc  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky,  Jerome Ducros
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebène
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    Simple Gifts / Yvonne Kenny, Vladimir Kamirski, Melbourne So
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4425092 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Giacomo Puccini,  Léo Delibes,  Ivor Novello  ... 
    Performer:  Yvonne Kenny
    Conductor:  Melbourne Symphony Orches
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    The Best Of Yvonne Kenny
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4764620 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Strauss,  Rudolf Sieczynski  ... 
    Performer:  Yvonne Kenny,  Malcolm Martineau,  Caroline Almonte,  Joe Chindamo  ... 
    Conductor:  Wlodzimierz Kamirski,  Johannes Fritzsch,  Richard Bonynge,  Guy Noble  ... 
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    Kiri Te Kanawa: The Classic Albums [6-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002013002 Release Date: 04/01/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube,  Richard Strauss,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gottfried H. Stölzel  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Sir Georg Solti,  Gabriele Fontana,  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate,  Sir Georg Solti,  Sir Colin Davis,  Gyorgy Fischer  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Erato - 50 CD Collection
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 46441 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Giuseppe Torelli  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Pierre Pierlot,  Paul Hongne,  Jacques Chambon  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jean-François Paillard,  Frigyes Sándor,  Kent Nagano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Soloists  ... 
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    Guilty Pleasures / Renee Fleming
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001903302 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Henri Duparc,  Licinio Refice,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Renée Fleming,  Susan Graham,  Janet Simpson
    Conductor:  Sebastian Lang-Lessing
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Classical Barbra
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 192255 Release Date: 02/05/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Joseph Canteloube,  Hugo Wolf,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Barbra Streisand,  Claus Ogerman
    Conductor:  Claus Ogerman
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    Faure, Strauss, Mahler, Copland, Ives, Canteloube: Lieder / Von Stade, Katz
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 870121 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Richard Strauss,  Gustav Mahler,  Aaron Copland  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  Martin Katz
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    Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 78466 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Johann Pachelbel,  Thomas Tallis,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Samson François,  Arleen Augér,  José Luis Garcia,  Peter Barley  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yan Pascal Tortelier,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cellos of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Cellos,  Les Violons du Roy
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    Victoria From The Heart: Love Songs
    Label: Columna Musica   Catalog: 252 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul A. Martini,  Gabriel Fauré,  Reynaldo Hahn,  Joseph Canteloube  ... 
    Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles
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    Leopold Stokowski - The Stereo Collection 1954-1975
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 1916852 Release Date: 08/21/2012   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Gustav Mahler,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Margaret Price,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Anna Moffo,  Martina Arroyo  ... 
    Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra,  Norman Luboff Choir  ... 
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    Dedications...: A Life In Music
    Label: Cello Classics   Catalog: 11027 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Ferruccio Busoni,  Yuri Shaporin,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Linn Hendry,  Keith Harvey,  Peter Pettinger,  Meralyn Knight
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    My First Lullaby Album
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578213 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Igor Stravinsky,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Idil Biret,  Einar Steen-Nokleberg,  Stefan Veselka  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Breiner,  Anthony Bramall,  Alexander Rahbari,  Keith Clark  ... 
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    Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne / De La Roche, Davrath
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1151 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Netania Davrath
    Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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    Storyteller / Tine Thing Helseth
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0883282 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Antonín Dvorák,  Léo Delibes,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Tine Thing Helseth
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    Nettle & Markham In France
    Label: Netmark   Catalog: 300 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Darius Milhaud,  Gabriel Fauré,  Erik Satie,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  David Nettle,  Richard Markham
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    Label: Enharmonic Records   Catalog: 014 Release Date: 05/10/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Alfred Reed,  Joseph Canteloube,  Karel Husa  ... 
    Performer:  Kenneth Tse,  Kari Miller,  Mami Nagai,  Mariko Hattori  ... 
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    Rare French Works For Violin & Orchestra / Graffin, Fischer
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55396 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Edouard Lalo,  Joseph Canteloube,  Ernest Guiraud  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Graffin
    Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 648500 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labèque,  Marielle Labèque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Frederica Von Stade - Song Recital
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 78516 Release Date: 11/02/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Liszt,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  Martin Katz
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    Autumn In The Park
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 09305 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Joseph Canteloube,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes,  Hugh Bean,  Lesley Garrett,  Sarah Chang  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Paul Daniel,  Sir David Willcocks  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Session Orchestra  ... 
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    Clarinet In Song
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3030 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rhodes,  Marc Satterwhite,  Steve Rouse,  Theodore Antoniou  ... 
    Performer:  Dallas Tidwell,  Edith Davis Tidwell,  David George
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    La Veillee Imaginaire / Masset, Lazarevitch, Musiciens De St Julian
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 528 Release Date: 03/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Julien Tiersot,  Traditional,  Emmanuel Chabrier  ... 
    Performer:  Françoise Masset
    Conductor:  François Lazarevitch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien
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