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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    Summertime - Beautiful Arias & Classical Songs
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001297102 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Friedrich von Flotow,  Paraire Tomoana,  Salvatore Cardillo  ... 
    Performer:  Huguette Tourangeau,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Renée Fleming,  François Rive  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge,  Jeffrey Tate,  Ian Dean,  Edoardo Müller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra  ... 
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  • 28.
    Ultimate Classical Dreams - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001280302 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Samuel Barber,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Marisa Robles,  Jack Brymer,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  David Zinman,  Frederick Fennell,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 29.
    Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne Vol 2 /Frederica Von Stade
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 37837 Release Date: 03/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Icon: Victoria de los Angeles - The Opera Singer
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 17308 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Pietro Mascagni,  Alfredo Catalani  ... 
    Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles,  Jussi Björling,  Boris Christoff,  Nicolai Gedda  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Morelli,  Stanford Robinson,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Gabriele Santini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  RCA Victor Orchestra  ... 
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  • 31.
    Un Frisson Français - A Century Of French Song / Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4030 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel Rosenthal,  Joseph Canteloube,  Arthur Honegger,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Malcolm Martineau,  Susan Graham
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  • 32.
    40 Most Beautiful Summer Classics - Mozart, Vivaldi, Debussy, Etc
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 511596 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Alexander Glazunov,  Manuel de Falla,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-François Heisser,  Howard Cook,  Helen Huang,  Malcolm Martineau  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone,  José Serebrier,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos,  Alain Lombard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti,  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Julian Lloyd Webber - Lullaby
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 442426 Release Date: 04/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julian Lloyd Webber,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert,  Xavier Montsalvatge  ... 
    Performer:  Pamela Chowhan,  Julian Lloyd Webber,  John Lenehan,  Richard Rodney Bennett
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    Soirée Française / Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 412628 Release Date: 04/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Joseph Canteloube,  André Caplet,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Rudolf Jansen,  Elly Ameling
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  • 35.
    Ultimate Classical Relaxation - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001079002 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha,  Neil Black,  Tess Miller,  Carmel Kaine  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Münchinger,  Sir Neville Marriner,  András Schiff,  Thurston Dart  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 36.
    Régine Crespin - Un Portrait
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64434 Release Date: 11/13/2007   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Régine Crespin,  John Wustman,  Janine Reiss,  Jacques Mars  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Ackermann,  Georges Prêtre
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris,  French National Radio Orchestra  ... 
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  • 37.
    Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne 2 / Gens, Calais, Baudo
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570338 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Véronique Gens
    Conductor:  Serge Baudo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
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  • 38.
    Frederica Von Stade, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Simple Gifts
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436284 Release Date: 09/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  Robert Browne Hall,  Aaron Copland,  Joseph Canteloube  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  John Longhurst
    Conductor:  Joseph Silverstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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  • 39.
    Kate Royal - Songs Of Debussy, Canteloube, Strauss, Rodrigo
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94419 Release Date: 09/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Léo Delibes,  Joseph Canteloube,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Kate Royal
    Conductor:  Edward Gardner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 40.
    Walton: Henry V / Marriner, Plummer, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10437 Release Date: 09/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Joseph Canteloube,  Giles Farnaby
    Performer:  Ian Watson,  Christopher Plummer,  Celia Nicklin
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
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  • 41.
    Kiri - A Celebration
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000942109 Release Date: 08/14/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Joseph Canteloube,  Various
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Dennis O'Neill,  André Previn
    Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Waihirere Maori Group,  André Previn Trio,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 42.
    Prima Diva
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55095 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Hendricks,  Ola Samnegård,  Maria Callas,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  Eric Ericson,  Alceo Galliera,  John Barker,  Riccardo Muti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir,  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra members,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 43.
    Singin' Classics / Deborah Sasson
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54202 Release Date: 07/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfredo Catalani,  George Gershwin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Joseph Canteloube  ... 
    Performer:  Deborah Sasson
    Conductor:  Michel Sasson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 44.
    A La Francaise / King's Singers
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 47708 Release Date: 04/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Joseph Canteloube,  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Howard Shelley,  Hilary Macnamara
    Conductor:  Carl Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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  • 45.
    María Bayo Album - Handel, Mozart, Martín Y Soler, Etc
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8907 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Vicente Martin y Soler,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Bayo
    Conductor:  Skip Sempé
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
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  • 46.
    Ultimate Classical - Chill Out
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000766202 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Frédéric Chopin,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Cooper,  Ilana Vered,  William Bennett,  Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Fassbaender  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Herrmann,  Raymond Agoult,  Richard Bonynge,  Stanley Black  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra of London,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 47.
    Ultimate Classics - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000766302 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Edvard Grieg,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Elgar Howarth,  Philip Jones,  Nigel Kennedy,  Dame Joan Sutherland  ... 
    Conductor:  George Guest,  Herbert von Karajan,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
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  • 48.
    Peaceful Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000703002 Release Date: 07/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Erik Satie,  Maurice Ravel,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Pascal Rogé,  Jean-Yves Thibaudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Sir Colin Davis,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 49.
    Soprano Songs And Arias / Ana María Martínez
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557827 Release Date: 11/15/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube,  Franz Lehár,  Giacomo Puccini,  Léo Delibes  ... 
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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  • 50.
    Art Of Gerard Souzay
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4312 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck,  Gabriel Fauré,  Henri Duparc,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Gérard Souzay
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