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CANTELOUBE: Chants d'Auvergne (selections), Vol. 2 / Chant de France / Triptyque

Composer(s):Canteloube, Joseph
Artist(s) Baudo, Serge, Conductor • Lille National OrchestraGens, Veronique, soprano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.570338
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Since his death in 1957, Canteloube has become widely known for his many folk-song arrangements, particularly the enchanting Chants d’Auvergne. This second Canteloube disc featuring Véronique Gens, herself native to the Auvergne region, completes the Naxos cycle of the complete Chants d’Auvergne accompanied by full orchestra. It also includes two rarely performed works: excerpts from Chants de France, another anthology of folk-songs subsequently harmonised and orchestrated, and the Triptyque, three exquisite settings worthy of being ranked alongside the greatest songs by Chausson and Ravel. Volume 1 of the Chants d’Auvergne is available on Naxos 8.557491.


Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

CANTELOUBE: Chants d’Auvergne 8.557491
CANTELOUBE: Chants d’Auvergne (selections), Vol. 2 / Chant de France / Triptyque 8.570338


Review By Gramophone,December 2007

A setting of three poems by Roger Frêne, its lush, not to say extravagant orchestration anticipates Canteloube’s later folksong settings. The influence of both Ravel and Debussy is obvious, maybe also Stravinsky (it was, after all, the year of The Rite of Spring). The first section, “Offrande à l’été” is an ardent love song, with some pretty giddy scoring for harps. The central “Lunaire” has a more mysterious, yearning feel, with a lovely little dissonance at the word “cendre”, as the poet imagines the leaves turning to ash. The finale, “Hymne dans l’aurore” is an ecstatic prayer to Pan, celebrating every wonder of nature. The final cry, “Mon âme s’ouvre ainsi qu’une


Review By David Denton, Naxos,October 2007

Though Joseph Canteloube composed extensively in a wide range of genres, I suppose history will describe him as ‘the composer of the Chants d’Auvergne’. He was born in 1879 in the south of the Auvergne, and as a young man persuaded old farmers to sing him their songs which he notated. It was a random rather than organised attempt at collecting their music, but over the years he had built up a healthy collection that required harmonised accompaniments. At times he was too tempted to elaborate the song’s backdrop which compromised him as a serious folk music collector, but as a listening experience there is no denying the seductive beauty of his scoring, or his ability to capture fun in music. His formal education was completed in Paris which later provided the



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