Charles Gounod: Mélodies Tassis Christoyannis & Jeff Cohen 

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Label: Aparté

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893):
  • 1Ma Belle Amie est morte, CG. 40403:22
  • 2Prière, CG. 42702:54
  • 3Medjé, CG. 40703:48
  • 4Le Souvenir, CG. 44404:09
  • 5Ce que je suis sans toi, CG. 35502:57
  • 6La Chanson du pêcheur, CG. 39706:31
  • 7Heureux sera le jour CG. 38803:11
  • 8Tombez, mes ailes !, CG. 46303:06
  • 9Je ne puis espérer, CG. 39401:41
  • 10Ô ma belle rebelle, CG. 41402:50
  • 11Primavera, CG. 43002:25
  • 12Quanti mai!, CG. 43202:00
  • 13Venise, CG. 46804:45
  • 14Si vous n'ouvrez votre fenêtre, CG. 44002:02
  • 15Sérénade, CG. 43703:56
  • 16Où voulez-vous aller ?, CG. 41903:16
  • 17Aubade, CG. 33002:42
  • 18Le Banc de pierre, CG. 33505:45
  • 19Au printemps, CG. 33101:40
  • 20À une jeune Grecque, CG. 32404:14
  • 21Maid of Athens, CG. 40603:50
  • 22Good Night, CG. 38602:23
  • 23Sweet baby, sleep, CG. 44503:07
  • 24Départ, CG. 36903:50
  • Total Runtime01:20:24

Info for Charles Gounod: Mélodies

Charles Gounod, the composer with 170 melodies, is best known for his pages after French poets. Yet almost a third of them is composed on English poems! This appeal to the language of Shakespeare arises during the 4 years that the composer spent in London.

The mélodie is the major field of the intimate expression of Gounod's talent. He meticulously chooses his poets: Hugo, Musset or Lamartine; but also older authors on whom time has left the charm of his sheen.

As a chapel master, Gounod is particularly sensitive to the strength of words. The music serves the poetic texts so that they fully sound. Its flexibility respects the articulation and the natural inflection of the verses. That’s why theses works require a light diction: the baritone Tassis Christoyannis and the pianist Jeff Cohen possess the mastery that suits this repertoire. Their previous recordings are references in the discography of the French melody and we are delighted to hear the rarer pages of Gounod's catalog performed by two exquisite musicians.

Tassis Christoyannis, tenor
Jeff Cohen, piano

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Booklet for Charles Gounod: Mélodies

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