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.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Label: Classic Records   Catalog: 2002 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Netania Davrath
    Conductor:  Pierre De la Roche
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  • 30.
    Zen Voices
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 28443 Release Date: 05/18/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Gabriel Fauré,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Natalie Dessay,  Lambert Orkis,  Arleen Augér,  Barbara Hendricks  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Schoenwandt,  Daniel Barenboim,  Laurence Equilbey,  Paavo Järvi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cellos ensemble of the Orchestre de Paris,  Ensemble Matheus,  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris  ... 
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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Very Best Of Lesley Garrett
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 98385 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Lesley Garrett
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  • 33.
    Little Music Lovers - Lullabies
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001289002 Release Date: 09/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Schubert,  Stephen Foster,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Mirella Freni,  Leontyne Price,  Marilyn Horne,  Osian Ellis  ... 
    Conductor:  Leone Magiera,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carl Davis,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 34.
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4765703 Release Date: 07/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Sara Macliver,  Brian Catchlove
    Conductor:  Brett Kelly
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne Vol 2 /Frederica Von Stade
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 37837 Release Date: 03/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 38.
    Première / Katherine Jenkins
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001252102 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube,  Anonymous,  Tommaso Giordani
    Performer:  Katherine Jenkins
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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    Greatest Hits / The King's Singers
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 14587 Release Date: 02/05/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Lady John Douglas Scott,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Joseph Canteloube  ... 
    Performer:  José Luis Garcia,  Howard Shelley,  Manuel Barrueco,  Georg Hörtnagel  ... 
    Conductor:  Carl Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Tragicomedia Instrumental Ensemble
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    Frederica Von Stade, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Simple Gifts
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436284 Release Date: 09/24/2007   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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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