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Offenbach: Melodies / Sarkissian, Crouet, Propper


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95641  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam SarkissianFanny CrouetDaniel PropperJulian Milkis,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First recordings of unusual art-song examples by the master of French comic operetta. Best-known as the darling of the Parisian operetta audience, reliable facteur of hit after hit such as Orpheus in the Underworld and La vie Parisienne, would-be ‘serious’ composer who never lived to complete or see a staging of his masterpiece, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach was a composer of many parts. His practical training as a cellist of accomplishment is recognised, and his work for the instrument holds a fragile place on the fringe of its repertoire (such as the Cello Duets recorded on Brilliant Classics, 94475) but few listeners will have been aware, until now, of the composer’s work in the field of art-song. In fact Offenbach wrote songs Read more throughout his career but most of them belong to his late teens, not long after he had moved to the French capital and become a cellist in the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique, and thereafter as a touring cello virtuoso in his 20s. The selection made for this album by the Armenian mezzo-soprano Mariam Sarkissian ranges widely across genres, from the delicious Ronde tyrolienne (of 1838) to the drama-romance Jalousie of the following year. There is a classic German Lied, O bleib bei mir (1840), a more ambitious ballad Rends-moi mon âme (1843), and the recital ends with a self-contained comic duet, Meunière et fermière (Mrs Miller and Mrs Farmer), that Offenbach composed in 1846, at the age of 27. A student of Zara Dolukhanova, long resident in Paris, Mariam Sarkissian has made it her mission to research and revive little-known and forgotten gems of art-song, especially in French. Previous recordings have included songs in French by Shaporin, Sviridov and Cui, as well as composers from her native Armenia. This album marks her debut on Brilliant Classics. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jalousie! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
J'aime la ręverie by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Sérénade du torero by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4.
Jeanne la rousse by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
La croix de ma mčre by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Ronde tyrolienne by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano),
Julian Milkis (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Rends-moi mon âme, romance dramatique by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
L'étoile by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano),
Levon Arakelyan (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9.
Wenn ich ein muntres Vöglein wär by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
10.
Was fliesset auf dem Felde by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
11.
Bleib bei mir by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12.
Doux ménéstrel by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
13.
Dors mon enfant by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
14.
Meuničre et fermičre by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Mariam Sarkissian (Mezzo Soprano), Fanny Crouet (Soprano), Daniel Propper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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