Plaisir d'amour / Gheorghiu, Dariescu

Release Date: 12/13/2019
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B003145602
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Angela Gheorghiu returns to Decca to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her legendary La Traviata with Sir Georg Solti. A 23-track album featuring rare and classic songs never before recorded by Gheorghiu. Winner of five Gramophone Awards, twice recipient of Female Artist of the Year from the Classic Brits, in 2018 she received the ‘Victoire d'Honneur’ award in France.

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REVIEW:

The Romanian singer's art turns these selections into small scenes full of drama, melancholy or overflowing joy as the case may be. The marvelous "Beau soir" of Debussy, all delicacy, shares space with the nice "Nel cor più non mi sento" of Paisiello, with the contained Bellini "Vaga Luna" - a boast of vocal control and the Belcantist singing line -, the melancholic "Ideale" of Tosti - finished in a pianísimo that takes your breath away - or the Martini song that gives title to the album, embroidered, not forgetting the passionate Tristesse on Chopin's music, to conclude with the energy of Obradors' El vito , after marveling at Two Lieder by Richard Strauss.

– Opera Actual (Spain)
Works on This Recording
1. Nuit d'étoiles by Claude Debussy
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1880 ; France
1. Cântecul fluieraşului din feeria by George Stephanescu
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
2. Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1880 ; France
2. Mândruliță de la munte by George Stephanescu
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
3. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
3. Cine m-aude cântând by Tiberiu Brediceanu
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Alexandra Dariescu (Piano)
4. Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise": no 1, Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
5. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 5, The dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
6. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 11, Spring waters by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
7. La molinara: Nel cor più non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789/1790 ; Italy
8. Vaga luna che inargenti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
9. Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1882 ;
10. La serenata by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; London, England
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Italy
12. Le Grillon by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
13. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
14. Plaisir D'Amour by Jean Paul Egide Martini
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
15. Chansons grises (7): no 5, L'heure exquise by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1893 ; France
16. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
17. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
18. Bohemian Girl: I dreamt I dwelt in marbled halls by Michael Balfe
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Ireland
19. Melodia sentimental, W 556 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958-1959 ; Brazil
20. Canciones Clásicas Españolas: El vito by Fernando J. Obradors
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
21. Plaisir D'Amour by Jean Paul Egide Martini
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
22. Chansons grises (7): no 5, L'heure exquise by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer: Alexandra Dariescu (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1893 ; France
23. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Alexandra Dariescu (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
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