Si J'ai Aime / Piau, Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge

Release Date: 5/24/2019
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA445
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Number of Discs: 1

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sandrine Piau’s first recital for the ALPHA Label, with Susan Manoff, proved an enormous hit (Diapason d’Or of the year, Choc of the year, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice). Her new project is a recital with orchestra celebrating French songs from the period when they moved from the private salon to the concert hall. Planned in partnership with the Palazzetto Bru Zane, this programme evokes anticipation, desire, pleasure, memory, in short all the vagaries of love experienced by a romantic heroine. To verses of the poets Hugo, Lamartine, Gautier, and Verlaine, Sandrine Piau has selected song settings by Saint-Saëns (‘L’attente’, ‘Papillons’), Massenet (‘Extase’, ‘Aimons-nous’), and Vierne, as well as by the rarely-heard Dubois, Guilmant, and Bordes. Julien Chauvin and his period instrument ensemble combine these songs with orchestral pieces (the ‘Pavane de la belle au bois dormant’ from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and Debussy’s ‘Danse profane’ for harp and orchestra). The album also presents excerpts from Nuits d’Été by Berlioz, and ends with the famous classic ‘Plaisir d’amour’ by Martini.

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REVIEW:

With her silvery tone, immaculate sense of line and telling if understated way with words, Piau is very much at home in this repertory. Chauvin and his orchestra are outstanding throughout, unearthing subtleties in music that is often quite simply but always effectively scored. It’s a most engaging disc.

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Works on This Recording
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; France
1. Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14: No. 5. Chanson d'autrefois by Gabriel Pierné
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
2. Papillons by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
2. Si j'ai parlé … si j'ai aimé by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
3. Promenade matinale by Charles Bordes
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
3. Musiques sur l’eau: No. 4. Promenade à l'étang by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
4. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 5, Au cimetière by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; France
4. Mélodies (3), Op. 11: No. 1. Beaux papillons blancs by Louis Vierne
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
5. Le Poète et le fantôme by Jules Massenet
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
5. Motets (12): Ce que dit silence by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
6. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 1, Villanelle by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; France
6. Chansons de Marjolie: No. 1. Sous le saule by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
7. Poème nocturne: no 1, Aux étoiles by Henri Duparc
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874/1910 ; France
7. Symphonie gothique, Op. 23: III. Grave ma non troppo lento by Benjamin Godard
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
8. Aimons-nous by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
9. Valse très lente by Jules Massenet
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; France
10. L'enlèvement by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; France
11. Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Julien Chauvin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Classical
Written: by 1775 ; France
12. Motets (12): Ce que dit silence by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
13. Chansons de Marjolie: No. 1. Sous le saule by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
14. Aimons-nous by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
15. Mélodies (3), Op. 11: No. 1. Beaux papillons blancs by Louis Vierne
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
16. Musiques sur l’eau: No. 4. Promenade à l'étang by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
17. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 1, Villanelle by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; France
18. Si j'ai parlé … si j'ai aimé by Théodore Dubois
Performer: Julien Chauvin (Violin), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert De La Loge
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