Sandrine Piau & Susan Manoff – Chimere (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sandrine Piau & Susan Manoff – Chimère (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 58:17 minutes | 914 MB | Genre: Classical
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The least that we can say here is that soprano Sandrine Piau refuses to be pigeonholed: she cheerfully steers a course from the German romanticism of Schumann, Wolf or Loewe; to Debussy, all the way to the near-Broadway work of André Prévin, by way of Poulenc, Gurney and Samuel Barber… Her crystal-clear voice rejects any vocal Italicisms (no glissandos, no cooing, no notes attacked from below, no parasitic diphthongs, and a carefully-controlled vibrato), so that we get nothing but the music – and the words of course, comprehensible regardless of the language. Her long experience of baroque song – and the world of Mozart, in which she excels – has given her magnificent rigour, but her broad repertoire, which she deploys here, is full of power, from the suavest pianissimo to the most imposing fortissimo. As for pianist Susan Manoff, she simply offers the best possible musical accompaniment to the repertoires of the Lied, of French mélodie, romance and art song: and she is especially unmissable here, alongside one of today’s greatest French voices.

Tracklist:
01. Lieder und Balladen: Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
02. Lieder und Gesänge aus “Wilhelm Meister”, Op. 98a: I. Mignon “Kennst du das Land?”
03. Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 127: II. Dein Angesicht
04. Myrthen, op. 25: VII. Die Lotosblume
05. Fetes galantes I: Fêtes Galantes I, CD 86: I. En sourdine
06. Fetes galantes I: Fêtes Galantes I, CD 86: II. Fantoches
07. Fetes galantes I: Fêtes Galantes I, CD 86: III. Clair de lune
08. Verschwiegene Liebe: Verschwiegene Liebe
09. Mörike Lieder: Nixe Binsefuß
10. Mörike Lieder: 7. Das verlassene Mägdlein
11. Mörike Lieder: 38. Lied vom Winde
12. 5 Elizabethan Songs: IV. Sleep
13. Heart! We Will Forget Him: Heart! We Will Forget Him
14. Banalites, FP 107: I. Chanson d’Orkenise
15. Banalites, FP 107: II. Hôtel
16. Banalites, FP 107: III. Fagnes de Wallonie
17. Banalites, FP 107: IV. Voyage à Paris
18. Banalites, FP 107: V. Sanglots
19. Despite and Still, Op. 41: IV. Solitary Hotel
20. Metamorphoses, FP 121: C’est ainsi que tu es
21. Three Dickinson Songs: As Imperceptibly as Grief
22. Three Dickinson Songs: Will There Really Be a Morning?
23. Three Dickinson Songs: Good Morning Midnight

Composers:
Baksa, Robert (b.1938)
Barber, Samuel (1910-81)
Debussy, Claude Achille (1862-1918)
Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890-1937)
Loewe, Carl (1796-1869)
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)
Previn, André (b.1929)
Schumann, Robert (1810-56)
Wolf, Hugo (1860-1903)

Personnel:
Sandrine Piau, soprano
Susan Manoff, piano

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