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VIERNE, L.: Poemes de l'amour / Psyche / La ballade du desespere (Bundy, Filsell)

Composer(s):Vierne, Louis
Artist(s) Bundy, Michael, baritone • Filsell, Jeremy, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.572346
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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While Louis Vierne is best known for his organ works, his mélodies form a unique part of his oeuvre, reflecting not only his own tragic life but his reaction to the world around him in all its beauty and pain. His vocal compositions can be both lyrical and anguished, deliberately contrasting moments of startling simplicity and elemental fury. Based on the four seasons of the Napoleonic calendar—Floréal, Thermidor, Brumaire and Nivôse, Le poème de l’amour depicts human futility against the relentless force of nature, yet does so with music of great beauty. In Psyché and Ballade du désespéré the artist searches for the meaning of life; in the former l’amour (love),



Review By Blas Matamoro,Scherzo,September 2011


Review By Record Geijutsu,December 2010



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