Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne Vol 2 / Upshaw, Nagano

Release Date: 6/17/2014
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: ERA 17577
Performer: Dawn Upshaw
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Somehow, I missed the first CD of Songs of the Auvergne (Erato 96559) by these artists, issued about three years ago. Now I regret it, for these are high-quality performances, with Upshaw's sweet, somewhat girlish voice cushioned on a layer of lush orchestral sound, laid on with discretion by Nagano. Several sopranos have given us fine recordings of their kind, ranging from the more operatic voices of Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade (both complete), and Anna Moffo, who is joined by Leopold Stokowski in ravishing performances of (unfortunately) a small group of the songs, to the more folksy, very sympathetic renditions of the whole set (and then some) by Netania Davrath and the pseudonymous "Pierre de la Roche" (Does anybody know who this mysterious conductor was . . . ? Vanguard ain't talkin'). Upshaw's style lies somewhere in between the more sophisticated "operatic" singers and the simpler, more straightforward Davrath. As an appropriate bonus, Upshaw and Nagano offer six folk songs from Burgundy, orchestrated in a sparer style than Canteloube's by Maurice Emmanuel (1862 1938), another French musician who believed that his people's folk songs and their modal origins provided a solid basis for the music of the future. Erato provides texts in German, English, French, medieval French (Emmanuel), and Auvergne dialect (Canteloube).

-- James Miller, FANFARE [3/1998]
Works on This Recording
1. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
2. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 1, La pastoura als camps by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
3. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3a, L'Aïo dé rotso by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
4. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3b, Ound'onorèn gorda by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
5. Chants d'Auvergne: c. Obal, din lou Limouzi by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Modern
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
6. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 2, L'Antouèno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
7. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 3, La pastrouletta by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
8. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 5a, N'aï pas iéu de mîo by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
9. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 2 - no 5b, Lo calhé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
10. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
11. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 3, Pour l'enfant by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
12. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 5 - no 2, Quand z'eyro petitoune by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
13. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 3, Là-haut, sur le rocher by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
14. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 5 - no 4, Hé! beyla-z-y dau fé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
15. Chants d'Auvergne: Vol 5 - no 8, Lou diziou bé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
16. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 4, Complainte by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
17. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 6,Il était une fille by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
18. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 10, Noël by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
19. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 12, Le Pommier by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
20. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 20, Aidieu, bargeire by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
21. Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 16, Quand j'ai sôti by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; France
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