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Canteloube : Chants D'Auvergne [Complete]

Kent Nagano & Orchestre De L'Opera De Lyon Dawn Upshaw Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Jun 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: CLASSICAL
  • ASIN: B000067DO4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 223,907 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : PastourelleDawn Upshaw 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Oï ayaïDawn Upshaw 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Obal, din lo coumbèloDawn Upshaw 4:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Pastouro, sé tu m'aymoDawn Upshaw 1:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Uno jionto pastouroDawn Upshaw 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Lou coucutDawn Upshaw 1:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Jou l'pount d'o MirabelDawn Upshaw 4:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Chut, chutDawn Upshaw 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Chants d'Auvergne : PastoraleDawn Upshaw 4:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Lo fiolairéDawn Upshaw 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : La delaïssádoDawn Upshaw 5:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Tè, l'co tèDawn Upshaw0:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Passo pel pratDawn Upshaw 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Lou bossuDawn Upshaw 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : BrezairolaDawn Upshaw 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Chants d'Auvergne : BailèroDawn Upshaw 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Canteloube : 3 Bourrées : I L'Aïo dé RotsoDawn Upshaw 1:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Canteloube : 3 Bourrées : Interlude 1Dawn Upshaw 1:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Canteloube : 3 Bourrées : II Ound' onorèn gorda?Dawn Upshaw 1:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Canteloube : 3 Bourrées : Interlude 2Dawn Upshaw 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Canteloube : 3 Bourrées : III Obal, din lou limouziDawn Upshaw 1:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : L'AntouènoDawn Upshaw 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Chants d'Auvergne : La pastrouletta è lou chibaliéDawn Upshaw 1:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Canteloube : 2 Bourrées : I N'aï pas iéu de mîoDawn Upshaw 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Canteloube : 2 Bourrées : InterludeDawn Upshaw 1:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Canteloube : 2 Bourrées : II Lo calhéDawn Upshaw 1:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Malurous qu'o uno fennoDawn Upshaw 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Perl'èfonDawn Upshaw 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Quan z'eyro petitouneDawn Upshaw 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Là-haut, sur le rocherDawn Upshaw 4:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Hé! Beyla-z-y dau fé!Dawn Upshaw 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Lou diziou béDawn Upshaw 1:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : La pastoura als campsDawn Upshaw 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Quand j'ai sôti de mon villaigeDawn Upshaw 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Il était une fille, une fille d'honneurDawn Upshaw 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Le Pommier d'AoûtDawn Upshaw 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : NoëlDawn Upshaw 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Complainte de Notre DameDawn Upshaw 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Aidieu, bargeire!Dawn Upshaw 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description


Joseph Canteloube's reputation rests on his Chants d'Auvergne, usually heard edited to fill a single disc but here given a rare complete presentation by combining two albums recorded in the mid-1990s. In full, the work runs to five books, which date from 1923 to 1930 and contain 30 folk-song settings together with three short instrumental interludes, and plays for around 90 minutes. The programme is well complimented by six Burgundian Songs from the Beaune region by Maurice Emmanuel. Like Vaughan Williams, Canteloube collected his native folk songs, using them as the basis for original composition. While there are elements of the delicate glittering orchestration of his contemporary Ravel, Canteloube's Chants seeks to bring out their full worth by surrounding them with as much of their natural poetry as possible. Kent Nagano realises this poetry with a rich but keenly focused Orchestra de l'Opera National de Lyon, while soprano Dawn Upshaw demonstrates not just the sheer beauty of her voice, but concentrates on the lyric, whether wistful, flirtatious, romantic or simply playful. Not as voluptuously sensual as Kiri Ti Kanawa's version with the ECO in the early-1980s, Upshaw and Nagano remain closer to the folk origins of the music and the result is utterly enchanting. --Gary S Dalkin

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful songs to bring a tear to your eyes... 14 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
Superb rendition by Dawn Upshaw - surely one of the very best sopranos. Dawn brings huge amounts of warmth, colour and real emotion to Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne. A beautiful album that you'll play over and over again.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great folk-classical symbiosis 9 Feb 2003
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This is a tremendous record, and Amazon's own review gives an excellent descripton of its contents. I would add that the "songs" are timeless, and seem to be both medieval and modern at the same time. Dawn Upshaw's singing is gorgeous (If you're as unknowledgeable about sopranos as I am [i.e., utterly so] you may know her from the most popular version of Gorecki's third symphony) and the music lingers in the mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 12 Feb 2010
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A great album. Close the doors, turn up the sound, get a glass of wine and really enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan 17 Feb 2007
By George Peabody - Published on Amazon.com
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Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) first began collecting and harmonizing the folksongs of the Auvergne in 1908, and in 1923 the first of the 'Chants d'Auvergne' was composed. For some years these songs were firmly established as a landmark in the French repertoire of songs for voice and orchestra, skillfully done, and an excellent vehicle for displaying the soprano voice.

Canteloube was educated at the conservatory 'Schola Cantorum', and studied there in 1902 with Vincent d'Indy in Paris. D'Indy's most important contribution to Canteloube's education was the rigorous technical training he provided, particularly emphasizing harmony and form.

D'Indy thus revealed to him "the power and purity of musical and poetic sources that spontaneously emanate from the earth; dances and popular songs, legends and rustic dances". All this can be ascertained in Cantelouble's 'Chants of the Auvergne'.

There are two that I will mention (because they are my favorites) from this group on the disc and are completely different from each other. "Lou Bossu" which is the rather cruel story of a hunchback who is attracted to a lovely young girl and approaches her for some kind of contact; she, in turn, teases him by faining interest until she finally totally rejects his advances. The phrases are in simple metrical style with the singer portraying both characters. Dawn Upshaw does this exceptionally well, and the orchestral accompaniment supports her and the text. Just a really interesting rendition.

The "Brezairola" (Berceuse) begins luxuriantly with its high violin solo duetting with various wind instruments behind, rather than in between, the song. This melody is one of the most beautiful tunes that I personally have ever encountered, and Upshaw does it justice.
This is a disc worth hearing if you like the classical folk tune experience, and it's all first-rate.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let Dawn Upshaw take you by the hand... 17 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I live in New Zealand. One winter's night, I'm in the car, seated next to my wife who's driving. We always have New Zealand's only classical station playing on the radio. A soaring vulnerable woman's voice pours out of the speaker, backed by this lush Ravel-late Romantic orchestration. I turn to my wife and say: "I bet that's Dawn Upshaw, the one who sang Gorecki's Third. But who the hell is that composer? It reminds me a bit of Puccini, but Puccini did not compose art songs for solo voice and orchestra." I listened intently until the DJ came on, who enlightened me. Such was my introduction to Cantaloube, whose name I had never encountered until that fateful evening.
Dawn Upshaw + Cantaloube = Something to comfort us aging Baby Boomers as we segue into the new century.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Returning to old friends 20 Aug 2004
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
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When Dawn Upshaw and Kent Nagano first collaborated on the CANTELOUBE: Chants d'Auvergne the accompanying songs by Maurice Emmanuel were largely overlooked. Now on returning to this full recording of the Canteloube songs, which are exquisitely performed with a sense of childlike innocence and earthiness, the Burgundian songs form the Beaune Area take on more importance. Fortunate for French folksong literature that there are two composers who captured their flavor and idiosyncrasies as well as Emmanuel (1862 - 1938) and Canteloube . Dawn Upshaw is the right voice and temperament for this literature and hearing her survey the entire cycle is a joy. The songs of Emmanuel are far less well known, but in the context of this loving recording they receive their due.. The tunes are charming and the orchestrations are highly imaginative. This is a CD to keep on top of your stack for it bears frequent listening.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully refreshing and a very good value 24 Feb 2006
By L. C. Gasper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If my memory serves well, before receiving this set I had never heard the whole of Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne. Certainly I don't have sufficient familiarity with the work or the available recordings of it to offer any comparative comments one could rely on. Before buying this particular recording I spent some time listening to the clips of various recordings offered by Amazon. I liked the Upshaw-Nagano version best and have not been disappointed by the full recording. Without being at all superficial, this performance is delightfully refreshing. The set of two disks is very good value for the money.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Listening 24 April 2006
By B. Marold - Published on Amazon.com
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'Songs of the Auvergne' by Soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Orchestre de L'Opera de Lyon, directed by Kent Nagano seems to be exactly toe sort of material for which Upshaw is best suited. Whenever I compare her singing of popular show songs or heavier operatic works to masters in these fields, she seems to come up a bit short. Here, however, she makes these songs come alive as well as anyone I can think of.

While I can't resist the thought that somehow, these songs are about eggplant (aubergines), I seem to find even greater pleasure in the material than if it had a less interesting name.

Very, very good listening.
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