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Debussy: Songs / Virag, Barath


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Hungaroton   Catalog #: 32795  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke BarathEmese Virág
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The genre of melodie underwent a great deal of change between Claude Debussy’s date of birth and the publication of his first songs in 1879. With some simplification, one could say that this was the period when the French song grew to become an established form of high art music, when it left behind the features of the earlier, simpler genre, the romance, once and forever. German models played a pivotal role in this transformation process, as they did elsewhere in 19th century French music. The major impact was made by the refined complexity of Schubert’s Lieder, the dramatic treatment of the vocal and piano parts, the idea that the piano accompaniment can be much more than mere acoustic tapestry behind the simple but attractive solo voice Read more and it can be a real partner of the latter. Here the song is a drama involving at least two protagonists. This album features some of the best French songs of the era performed by the wonderful soprano, Emoke Baráth, accompanied on the piano by her former teacher at the Liszt Academy of Music, Emese Virág. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nuit d'étoiles by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; France 
2.
Fleur des blés by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
3.
Fętes galantes, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
4.
Počmes (7) de Banville: no 7, Fęte galante by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
5.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
6.
Deux romances: no 2, Les cloches by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
7.
Paysage sentimental by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
8.
Romance: Voici que le printemps by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
9.
Apparition by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
10.
Rondeau "Fut-il jamais" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
11.
Musique by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
12.
Romance: Silence ineffable by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; France 
13.
La romance d'Ariel by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884; France 
14.
Deux romances: no 1, L'âme évaporée by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
15.
Dans le jardin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
16.
Les angélus by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
17.
Chansons (3) de Bilitis by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emöke Barath (Soprano), Emese Virág (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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